Tag Archives: New York

Other State Pension

Today TaxMama hears from Andre in New Jersey who tells us, “My dad died last year and he left some money to me and my two siblings. He worked for the State of Illinois and it’s from a deferred compensation plan. Is the money taxable in New Jersey (where I live)?”

Mortgage and Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Sally in Pennsylvania who has this question. “My daughter and her husband live in my home in western NY. They pay the mortgage, taxes and insurance. Is there any legal way for them to claim a deduction for the interest and taxes?”

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 […]

Love Across State Lines

Today TaxMama hears from Mary in Georgia who tells us, “I live and work in Georgia. My spouse lives and works in New York. We will file a federal return together. But do we file state returns together? Do I pay NY state tax on my GA income; and does he pay GA tax on […]

Forged 2005

Today we hear from Veronica in New York who has this story. “I received a letter from IRS requesting $2,800 for 2005. I was married in 2005, but left my husband on September 1, 2005 and haven’t been back since. I filed my own separate income tax for year 2005 and did not know that […]

Designer Commission

Today we hear from Cliff in New York who is irked. “I believe it’s usual that, in addition to payment for time, designers charge 25% commission on supplied items such as furniture. A designer I approached is suggesting a contract that includes 25% commission also on the sales tax on these items. Is such an […]

Stock Theft Loss

Today we hear from Sal in New York who’s angry, “After the smoke from subprime mortgages starts to clear, if CEO’s are convicted of fraud and sentenced to prison terms, do investors’ stock losses created by the CEO’s criminal actions fall under IRS regulations of capital loss or embezzlement? Do taxpayers have the option to […]

My Acting Career

Today Mary tells us that she just moved to New York to pursue an acting career. Mary says, “I currently work as a secretary, but I plan to take auditions and classes in my days off and evenings. I would like to deduct my classes and other such expenses as business expenses related to my […]

Rental Gains Offset

Today TaxMama hears from Ed in New York who wants to know. “Can you offset capital gains from the sale of rental property, by capital losses from the sale of stocks?”

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Centsible Observations

1) When I die, I want to die like my grandfather—who died peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming like all the passengers in his car.” —Author Unknown 2) Advice for the day: If you have a lot of tension and you get a headache, do what it says on the aspirin bottle: “Take two aspirin” […]