Tag Archives: Massachusetts

Separate but Unequal

Today TaxMama hears from Mark in MA, with this question: “My tax software suggested filing married separate to save money. Can I use all the itemized deductions with one return, and the dependants on the other? It seemed to work on the software with no alerts.”

Online Filing – The 2008 Overview

[Update – see the Fi-Life article where they test all the Free-File sites.] Electronic filing of tax returns has become the norm. And that means more demand for online tax-preparation programs. If you are in the market for a provider this year, here’s a look the latest the industry has to offer. Prices vary widely […]

IRS and States to Share Employment Tax Examination Results

[Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service] WASHINGTON — Officials from the Internal Revenue Service and more than two dozen state workforce agencies today announced they have entered into agreements to share the results of employment tax examinations. The agreements, part of the Questionable Employment Tax Practice (QETP) initiative, provide a centralized, uniform means for the […]

S Corp Auto Expense

Today TaxMama hears from Peter in Massachusetts who has this question. “I am a 100% owner of my S corporation. I used my car, registered in my name, for my business and commuting. I keep a detailed record of mileage and expense. Can I deduct the vehicle expenses on my 1120S?” http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/WSKWQgVf

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Job in Neighboring State

Today TaxMama hears from Melissa in Massachusetts who tells us. “My husband will now be working in Connecticut and we live in Massachusetts. How will this affect our income? This move is supposed to be a promotion. Yet I wonder if the taxes will make that feel as if there were no bump in pay. […]

Why our country is in trouble!

A Washington, DC, airport ticket agent offers some examples of why our country is in trouble! 1. I had a New Hampshire Congresswoman ask for an aisle seat so that her hair wouldn’t get messed up by being near the window. (On an airplane!) 2. I got a call from a candidate’s staffer, who wanted […]

Trading Traders

Today TaxMama hears from Mike from the Internet, who implores, “Please help. I am a stockbroker. I trade very actively for own account, day trade, short sell etc., hundreds of trades per year. Can I claim trader status and can I go back previous years to claim trader status in order to recoup bad losing […]

Not Flex-Time and Flex-Space

Today Steve from Waltham, MA wants to know what to do about an employee. “We have an employee who is currently living and working in MA. She is moving to Florida and would like to continue to work for our company in Florida (while still reporting to her same manager in MA). We agreed. My […]