Tag Archives: Mexico

H2A Visa and SS

Today TaxMama hears from Duncan who is taking good care of a client. “My client from Mexico lives in the US from April until December every year. He is working here under an H2A agricultural visa. As I understand, since he is here for 9 months, he is a resident alien according to the substantial […]

Certifying US Residence

Today TaxMama hears from Emilia in the TaxQuips Forum with an interesting situation. Emilia and her husband are US citizens working in Peru. Her husband is taking a temporary assignment in Mexico – and needs to prepare a Form 8802. They are confused about some of the rules – and IRS does not offer clear […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 567 – Sweet and Healthy Year

Dear Family, First let me start with an urgent reminder. There are deadlines coming up – all corporate, partnership and estate tax returns are due next week, on September 15th. Estimated tax payments are due, as well. http://taxmama.wpengine.com/tax-calendar-2010/ Note: The office will be closed and please don’t look for answers from TaxMama – until Monday! […]

The Economy Is So Bad That

I got a pre-declined credit card in the mail. Wives are having sex with their husbands because they can’t afford batteries.  Taxpayers don’t have any taxes to pay.

Ask TaxMama Issue 566 – All about Education

Dear Family, We were at the IRS Tax Forums last week. You can read all about our experiences in this week’s IRS News. There will be more information next week, as I have time to keep writing. It will just pour out as I sit at the keyboard. The fun part was meeting so many […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 564 – Lucky 13

Dear Family, Welcome to Friday the 13th. The days dawns bright and sunny. The squirrels are still quietly asleep before their busy day of frolicking  on their trellis jungle jim and spitting out walnut seed pieces on my car. The birds are twittering quietly, still asleep. Soon, they’ll be up chattering passionately about their latest […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 563 – Good Choices

Dear Family, Today’s theme was not planned. By coincindence, the very first two stories I researched this morning are about Orthodox Jewish experiences. In case you didn’t know, I was brought up in that community, attending full-time Hebrew or Jewish schools from nursery school all the way back in Hungary to an early admission to […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 562 – Tax Holidays and More

Dear Family, This has been an interesting week. I got to do some political lobbying and met a passionate woman. Rebecca Madigan gave up a perfectly good job to pursue the cause of small business-owners, affiliate marketers, generally, folks who work from home. Rebecca started the Peformance Marketing Association (PMA) to help set standards for […]

Read the Labels

One Light Bulb at a Time A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a devoted American. Good idea. One light bulb at […]

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, […]

Mexican American Child

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in La Mesa, Calif – near the Mexican border. “If a dependent is a U.S. Citizen and a resident of Mexico, do they qualify for the child tax credit or the additional child tax credit?”

Cross-Cultural Advertising

A disappointed cola salesman returns from his assignment in Israel. A friend asked, “Why weren’t you successful with the Israelis?” The salesman explained, “When I got posted in the Middle East, I was very confident that I would make a good sales pitch in rural areas. But I had a problem. I didn’t know how […]