Tag Archives: New Year’s Day

Ask TaxMama #668 – Happy New Year

Dear Family,   HAPPY NEW YEAR!   As of now, we’re getting close to new legislation to head off our plunge down that famous (and tedious) fiscal cliff. Here are some of the details of the law we expect to see:

IRS Offers Tax Tips for “The Season of Giving”

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year. Here are some “Season of Giving” tips from the IRS covering everything from charity donations […]

Employers Hiring Veterans by Year’s End May Get Expanded Tax Credit

Employers planning to claim an expanded tax credit for hiring certain veterans should act soon, according to the IRS. Many businesses may qualify to receive thousands of dollars through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, but only if the veteran begins work before the new year. Here are six key facts about the WOTC as expanded […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 657 – Sweet Safe New Year

Dear Family,  Whew…OK, I am all caught up, at the moment, on answering all questions in the TaxQuips Forum, from students, from clients and everyone. We have finished all tax returns – except the one person who is THE annual straggler. So perhaps it’s time to focus on family and friends and the New Year […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 627 – Bubbling Over

 Dear Family,  Earlier today, IRS announced that electronic refunds are on target. People can expect to find them in your bank accounts within about 10 days. But, some refunds will be delayed. IRS is beefing up the fraud detection system. Returns with Earned Income Credits, American Opportunity Credits and other refundable credits will take a […]

Sending 1099-MISC

  Today TaxMama hears from Sue in the TaxQuips Forum with a timely question. “I was wondering if LLC’s are exempt from getting a 1099 MISC form from our company?”    

Ask TaxMama Issue 582 – A New Year

The year has just started – and the first business week has flown by!  We’ve been busy trying to revive all the Homebuyer’s Credit IRS has rejected for our owners of new manufactured housing. The Taxpayers Advocate Service has been an enormous help with this project. They too, are bewildered about some of the odd […]

10 year-end tax planning tips

CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2010 – Grant Thornton LLP wants to remind America that it’s the perfect time to consider some holiday season tax planning strategies as 2010 winds down.  “People need to be paying special attention to their year-end tax planning in 2010,” said Justin Ransome, a partner in Grant Thornton’s Washington National Tax Office. […]

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! […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 534 – Happy New Year

Dear Family, Before we go any deeper into this issue, let me just tell you how very, very, very, deeply I appreciate you for being part of TaxMama’s family. We have just finished 11 years together. Can you believe it? Yup – January 1999 You and your friends and colleagues have made it a joy […]