Tag Archives: manager

The Accountant, the Tax Attorney and the Actuary

An accountant tries horseback riding: Yesterday I had a near death experience that has changed me forever.   I went horseback riding.  Everything was going fine until the horse starts bouncing out of control. I tried with all my might to hang on, but was thrown off.   Just when things could not possibly get worse, my […]

Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

Report from IRS Stakeholder Meeting – Los Angeles, June 28, 2012   Stakeholder Meeting Topics covered – Collections, Tax Assistance Counter, ITINs and more

Oh Groan!

The ability to make and understand puns is considered to be the highest level of language development.  Here are the 10 first place winners in the International Pun Contest:   1.    A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The stewardess looks at him and says, “I’m sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 561 – Hot Dog!

Dear Family, Never make the mistake of answering the phone in the morning when you’re on deadline. Once you start, you just can’t stop. Usually, I have the phones turned off Friday morning, so I can produce a delightful, upbeat, interesting issue for you. Instead, let’s see…one women got a notice from IRS about a […]

4 Unit Apartment

Today TaxMama hears from Tom in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to know.  “Does anyone know if there are any tax breaks if the owner lives in one of the units of a 4-unit apartment building? The owner moved into the unit after 5 years of owning the building.”

Ask TaxMama Issue 537 – Life is Electric

Dear Family, It’s been pouring all morning. Last night, working here in front of the patio window, it suddenly got a bit frightening. Can you be struck by lightening inside your own house? There were flashes so close to me that I had to back away from the computer, the the things on the desk, […]

Perfect Attendance

On June 2, 1925, New York Yankees manager Miller Huggins replaced first baseman Wally Pipp with young Lou Gehrig, the pride of Columbia University. Gehrig would go on to play in every Yankee game, every season through April 30, 1939. His record of 2130 consecutive games, played through illness, injury, and even bone fractures, would […]

Bible Stories…by Children

Can you imagine yourself to be the nun that is sitting at her desk grading these papers all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure! PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU KNOW THE BIBLE EVEN A LITTLE, YOU’LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS! IT COMES FROM A CATHOLIC […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 463 – Exceptional People

http://www.peacecorps.gov Volunteer projects and enter 688-261 in the keyword seach box. Can you just imagine someone around here coming along and building schools and fixing bridges for $20,000? Our government construction project costs are so overinflated, with costs so mismanaged, that it’s a wonder our city, state and federal goverments are solvent at all. Or […]

The Latest Payroll Tax Criminals

You Think YOU Have Payroll Tax Problems? Wait Until You See Who’s Not Paying Payroll Taxes Now! IRS has always relentlessly and passionately pursued employers who are delinquent on their payroll taxes. The Service tends to be rather unforgiving because IRS still has to honor thewithholding from workers’ paychecks – and to issue refunds – […]