Tag Archives: Public economics

Tax-Free Muni Bonds

Today TaxMama® hears from Rosemount in the TaxQuips Forum, with this excellent question. “What taxes would be due on municipal bond fund earnings if a Florida resident?”

Why no SS Withholding?

Today TaxMama® hears from Inteph in the TaxQuips Forum, who made a new discovery.  “A young lady made about $15,000 in 2012. The employer (a city in California) withheld income tax and Medicare tax but not SS tax. Boxes are 3 and 4 are blank.  What do I tell her and how do I prepare her […]

Double Taxation

Today TaxMama® hears from NutShell in the TaxQuips Forum, with this brilliant observation. (let me summarize) “I just figured out that if I have capital gains income, I am taxed by both the IRS and the state. If I live in an income tax-free state or overseas, should I sell my stocks before moving into a […]

Qualified Dividends

Today TaxMama® hears from Rogers in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “My 1099 DIV form shows that I received $2,345.60 in dividends from a typical domestic stock index fund. But what is unclear is, should the dividend be taxed at capitals gains rates, if it’s a qualified dividend? Or should it be taxed at regular […]

Deductible Day Care

Today TaxMama® hears from Mel  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this reasonable question.  “I have a client who sends their 5 year old to a private Christian school for pre-K. Can this be deductible like daycare? Is private school deductible at all in the upper grades?”

Tax on Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Today TaxMama® hears from “AReasonableMan” in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question about his wife’s inheritance.  Essentially, it boils down to this. His mother-in-law died. Among the items his wife inherited is an IRA. When a person is over age 70 ½, they are required to draw a certain amount out of their IRAs and […]

State Reciprocity

Today TaxMama® hears from Crazy4Cats in the TaxQuips Forum, with this a very long question. Let me summarize. “Her husband works in Illinois and they live in Wisconsin. When they started out, they went to a storefront preparer who told them there is reciprocity between the states, and apparently only prepared a WI tax return. She […]

Recipient Gift Tax

Today TaxMama® hears from RJ in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “I just came across TaxMama’s 2012-09-04 TaxQuip to “Ivan” entitled “Late Gift Tax Return” (at TaxMamas TaxQuips : TaxMama’s Free Daily Tax Podcasts or Late Gift Tax Return | taxmama | taxquips), which says (in part): … 2) Did you know that if a gift tax […]

2006 Refund

Today TaxMama® hears from Harry in the TaxQuips Forum, who is frustrated.  “IRS is denying a refund for 2006 individual return. The individual Form 1040 return was filed in 2010 and most of the tax was paid through withholding. An amended return was filed in 2012, requesting a refund of all tax paid due to a […]