Tag Archives: San Diego

Taxpayer Identity Issues

A blonde female IRS auditor drops in on the business of a blonde female. The IRS auditor asks the blonde businessowner for some ID. The blonde searches through her purse in vain. Finally she asks, “What does it look like?” The blonde IRS auditor tells her, “It’s that thing with your picture on it.” The […]

Why Golf is Such a Superb Sport

The following is not intended to offend fans of tennis, basketball, football, baseball , or hockey. It is, rather, an attempt to put everything in its proper perspective. Ever wonder why golf is growing in popularity and why people who don’t even play go to tournaments or watch it on TV? The following truisms may […]

Need Truly Passive Income

Today TaxMama hears from Barb in San Diego, who needs advice. “I have Passive Activity Loss carryforwards. Are there any types (REITs, MLPs, etc) of publicly traded companies that have Passive Activity Income to offset those carryforwards? I don’t want to personally own income generating real estate and have to do all that work.”

Bible Stories…by Children

Can you imagine yourself to be the nun that is sitting at her desk grading these papers all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure! PAY SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THE WORDING AND SPELLING. IF YOU KNOW THE BIBLE EVEN A LITTLE, YOU’LL FIND THIS HILARIOUS! IT COMES FROM A CATHOLIC […]

Thanks

We all have so much to appreciate, every day. These are the things that brightened up your life: From Jean Sullivan in Texas I am most thankful for the health of my family! If you have this you are lucky, because the stock market, job loss, and the other problems of the world pale in […]

A One-question IQ Test

Here’s a one-question IQ Test to help you decide how you should spend the rest of your day. There is a mute who wants to buy a toothbrush. By imitating the action of brushing one’s teeth, he successfully expresses himself to the shopkeeper and the purchase is done. Now, if there is a blind man […]

High Tech One Ups

Three tax professionals, two younger, and one senior citizen were sitting naked in a sauna. Suddenly there was a beeping sound. The young tax pro pressed her forearm and the beep stopped. The others looked at her questioningly. “That was my pager”, she said. “I have a microchip under the skin of my arm.” A […]

The True Value of Consultants

A lesson on how consultants can make a difference in an organization. (Is this the real reason Anderson went out of business?) A while back, we took some friends to a new restaurant, ‘Steve’s Place,’ and noticed that the waiter who took our order carried a spoon in his shirt pocket. It seemed a little […]

Fore! …And After

Arthur is 90 years old. He’s played golf every day since his retirement 25 years ago. One day he arrives home looking downcast. “That’s it”, he tells his wife. “I’m giving up golf. My eyesight has gotten so bad that once I’ve hit the ball, I can’t see where it went.” His wife sympathizes, and […]

Life Explained in simple terms

On the first day, God created the dog and said: ‘Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past. For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years.’ The dog said: ‘That’s a long time to be barking. How about only ten […]

A Billion

The next time you hear a politician use the word ‘billion’ in a casual manner, think about whether you want the ‘politicians’ spending YOUR tax money. A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its releases. A. […]

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Today we hear from Jan in San Diego, CA who’s trying to help her clients. “We are trying to help clients and friends from this office. Do you know how to file a DUA (Disaster Unemployment Assistance Claim)? The number at EDD is so busy they hang up on you and you cannot file a […]