Tag Archives: Payroll tax

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (H.R. 2847

Today,  President Obama will be signing the HIRE Act – Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (H.R. 2847). We’ve been waiting for this all month, since the Senate passed their version of the Bill in early March. What’s in it for you? Good News! It’s going to be easier to get a job according […]

Tips on Tips

Today TaxMama hears from David in Arizona who got an unpleasant surprise. “I work for a restaurant that has not collected tip income info from our wait staff, and has not done any subsequent withholding. I am the lucky one who inherited payroll responsibility mid-year. I just learned of this oversight when prepping W2’s for […]

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, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 536 – Celebrations and Disasters

Dear Family, Happy 60th Birthday to Stevie G! January 15th already. My how time flies. Today, your 4th estimated tax payment is due for 2009. You may need to make a payment you didn’t realize you owed. If you received the benefit of the Making the Work Pay Credit, please check to make sure you […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 515 – Happy Tax-Free Season

Dear Family, Every summer around this time, states all over America offer special tax-free days. These are weeks or weekends when families can buy their back-to-school supplies, and certain other needed merchandise, without having to pay sales taxes. Clicking on today’s graphic will take you to the national list. Just look for your states. On […]

Unpaid Employment Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Joanna in California with this problem. “ I’m assisting an S-Corp in California that has not filed employment taxes in over 2 years and has accumulated several thousands in back taxes. Once I complete all of their employment tax forms, what is the best course of action to take to set […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 514 – Happy Paperback Anniversary

Dear Family, Since this is the anniversary of the first paperback books, I suppose this is an appropriate time for the shipment that just arrived. We’ve been waiting and waiting to get a certain shipment of paperback books (BIIIG, HEAVY PAPERBACK BOOKS) for our EA Exam students. The publisher finally gotten them from the printer […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 513 – Protect Yourself

Dear Family, It’s been an exhilarating week, with students passing Part I of the EA Exam all over the place! Sad, though, two folks missed by just a tiny margin – 2 points and 5 points. Heartbreaking. So we had an extra workshop last night just to quiz up certain topics that seem to need […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 512 – To Your Health

Dear Family, Earlier this week Brent Clanton (www.cnn650.com )and I were discussing the proposed batch of tax legislation facing Congress this month. One of the ways the Legislature and President Obama propose to pay for the health insurance and other tax breaks is to tax the ‘rich’ – those earning over $250,000. Sounds like a […]

Beware – $181 Million Payroll Tax Fraud

Don’t let this happen to you! Outsourcing payroll duties to third-party service providers can streamline business operations but remember, you are ultimately responsible for paying federal tax liabilities. Beware – $181 Million Payroll Tax Fraud Orlando, Florida – United States Attorney A. Brian Albritton announces that U.S. District Judge John Antoon, II, today sentenced Frank […]

Imputed Wages

Today TaxMama hears from Vicki in Washington State, with this quick question. “Does imputed income affect Social Security and Medicare taxes as well as federal taxes?”

S Corporation Draw

Today TaxMama hears from VP in California who tells us. “I am VP of an S Corp. I do not draw a salary, but the president does. Does the dollar amount of owner’s draw affect taxes in any way?”