Tag Archives: San Diego

IRS Intensifies National Crackdown on Identity Theft

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama note: Did THIS ever happen to you? If you were the victim of tax identity last year, make SURE you get your special Identity Protection PIN (IP PIN) from the IRS so no one can steal your refund by pretending to be you.] WASHINGTON — Continuing a year-long enforcement […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 613 President Obama Speaks

   Dear Family,  During our class last night, a couple of major things went on in the world. A big chunk of Southern California and San Diego lost electricity. The nuclear power plant at San Onofre was shut down (safely). Meanwhile a student in Texas tells me she just managed to get back into her […]

Comic Relief

  Today TaxMama hears from K Syl in the TaxQuips Forum, who has a fun idea.  “I have an Internet marketing business – a blog on comic books. The blog will have links for ordering comics to generate income on the blog and Pay Per Click ads. Large portions of the site will be devoted […]

Bumper Stickers You Probably Missed Because You Were Driving Too Fast

[TaxMama note: Some of the bumber stickers may be offensive. If you are sensitive…do not read.]

The Sheer Genius of Politicians

In a bid to stem taxpayer losses for bad loans guaranteed by federal housing agencies Fanny Mae and Freddy Mac, Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn) proposed that borrowers be required to make a 5% down payment in order to qualify. His proposal was rejected 57-42 on a party-line vote because, as one Senator explained, “passage of […]

The Economics of Divorce

  A woman says to her mother, “I’m divorcing Jeff ! All he wants is sex, and my you-know-what is now the size of a 50 cent piece when it used to be about the size of a nickel.” 

How do these people survive?

ONE Recently, when I went to McDonald’s I saw on the menu that you could have an order of 6, 9 or 12 Chicken McNuggets. I asked for a half dozen nuggets. ‘We don’t have half dozen nuggets,’ said the teenager at the counter. ‘You don’t?’ I replied. ‘We only have six, nine, or twelve,’ […]

Read the Labels

One Light Bulb at a Time A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn’t slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a devoted American. Good idea. One light bulb at […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 552 – Don’t Give Up

  Dear Family, As you read this, I will be on the train to San Diego for a legal hearing. My friends in the area haven’t been contacted, since I have to turn right around and return the same day. What a shame. It would have been such a pleasure to stay for the weekend. […]

The Robot Bartender

Guy goes into a bar, there’s a robot bartender. The robot says, “What will you have?” The guy says, “Martini.” The robot brings back the best martini ever and says to the man, “What’s your IQ?” The guy says, “168.” The robot then proceeds to talk about physics, space exploration and medical technology.

A Child’s-Eye View of Mothers

  Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:  Why did God make mothers? 1.  She’s the only one who knows where the scotch tape is. 2.  Mostly to clean the house.. 3.  To help us out of there when we were getting born.

Bar Stool Economics – Updated

This tale of taxes has been circulating on the Internet for years, attributed to various professors and economists Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this: The […]