Tag Archives: Payment systems

eBay Sales for Friends

Today TaxMama® hears from Judecat in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping a sick friend. Without going into detail – “Judecat is selling his personal treasures on eBay because he is too ill and doesn’t have access to the Internet. She wants to know the tax implications.”

No 1099-MISC if Paid by Credit Card

[TaxMama Note: Another bookkeeping nightmare. Are YOU keeping track of how you pay YOUR vendors and service providers?] No 1099-MISC if paid by credit card (01-19-2012) In the instructions to Form 1099-MISC, the IRS has made it clear that payments made with a credit card, or through any third-party payer, are not reported on Form […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – November 2011 Session

  November  17, 2011 Tax Roundtable TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms. Today’s topics included:

Holiday Credit Cards

Today TaxMama hears from Riki in New York with this concern. “I’m looking for specific advice on how to take control of a large post-holiday credit card balance.”

Cash Back Shopping

Today TaxMama hears from Janet in the Tax Quips Forum with an excellent question. “There are several websites out there that allow you to earn cash back when you shop on their site. Do you have to report these earnings to the IRS, considering it’s not really earned income? you’re just getting a small rebate from […]

NSF Charges

Today TaxMama hears from Toni in the TaxQuips Forum. She just wants to confirm. “NSF charges are allowable, aren’t they?  Years ago, as an auditor, I used to disallow them. At some point I was told by either review or appeals that they are allowable.  I still don’t think they should be & a client who […]

House Passes Taxpayer Assistance Bill

 Courtesy of NAEA – www.naea.org On Wednesday, April 14, 2010,  the House passed by on overwhelming majority (399-9) HR 4994 (The Taxpayer Assistance Act of 2010), which was sponsored by Ways and Means Oversight Subcommittee Chairman John Lewis (D-GA). The bill includes several items of note to enrolled agents and, specifically it: