Tag Archives: Money Funnies

Living Tax-Free

Today TaxMama® hears from Clifford in the TaxQuips Forum, with an excellent question. “I was told in an investment class that dividend income and social security income could be “blended ” to reduce taxes. We were told that up to $70,700 dollars could be sheltered from taxes. When we asked how this could be done, […]

Homebuyer Credit is Broken – Again

Today TaxMama® hears from MelissaMarie in the TaxQuips Forum, with a new problem. Let me summarize. She sold her home at a loss last year. She had bought it in 2008 using the Homebuyers Credit – which was required to be repaid – unless she sold the home at a loss. This year, the IRS […]

Value of Exemption

Today TaxMama® hears from BBall in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common issue. He is trying to understand whether he should claim zero or 1 on his W-4 – and what affect that will have on his paycheck.

Very Late 1099

Today TaxMama® hears from BigDog in the TaxQuips Forum, with an odd occurrence. “I received a 1099 for 2006 on 04/01/2013. This 1099 is from an old employer, who has in the past accused me of receiving more money than I earned. However I did file a 2006 tax return. Is there a statute of […]

Interest on Refund

Today TaxMama® hears from Stan in the TaxQuips Forum, with a valid question. “In October 2011, an amended Estate Tax return was filed. The IRS did not complete their review until the beginning of April 2013. However, they are only showing interest payable for 53 days.”

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 […]

Owning a Home

Today TaxMama® hears from 4775wsk in the TaxQuips Forum, with a quick question. “What are the tax breaks of home ownership?”

Partnership Split

Today TaxMama® hears from Ben in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question that raises another common issue. Let me summarize the issue. “Quite often when two people become partners, one of them ends up doing more work for the business than the other. How can you split the partnership income so each person still gets […]

Some Give and Take

The Fallen Man A man had fallen between the rails in a subway station. People were all crowding around trying to get him out before the train ran him over. They were all shouting. “Give me your hand!” but the man would not reach up.

1099s for All Income

Today TaxMama® hears from G in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question that raises a common issue. Let me rephrase the issue. “I used a subcontractor (or paid for parts) on a job for a customer. I only got to keep a part of the income. The rest went to pay the sub or for […]

Amend it Now

Today TaxMama® hears from Jennie in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “I took out a mortgage from a private party 4 years ago. They have never sent me a mortgage interest statement. Therefore, I have never included it on my taxes. I realized that is a HUGE mistake as I would most likely […]

Shut it Down

Today TaxMama® hears from Jeb in the TaxQuips Forum, with a long, complicated issue.  Let me summarize. “We want to close down our 3-member LLC, but there are outstanding issues. The CPA says we all need to file extensions, but one member has a big refund and wants it now. What can we do?”