Tag Archives: Self-Employed

Delivering Newspapers

Today TaxMama® hears from Trina in the Tax Quips Forum who wasn’t an employee. “I started working for a newspaper company over the summer of 2011, delivering papers to homes using my own vehicle. The company did give me company checks, but they did not take any taxes out. I believe they called their employees […]

From 1099 to W-2

Today TaxMama hears from Trisha in the TaxQuips Forum with good news. She says, “Recently I took a contract job starting out as a 1099 self-employed contractor. After 6 weeks, the company asked me to come on board permanently as a W-2 employee. I was taking out my own taxes for the first 6 weeks […]

IRS Wants YOUR input – About Expanded 1099 Reporting

[TaxMama Note: I have heard a lot of griping about the proposed requirement to have businesses issue 1099s to absolutely everyone for everything. If you don’t like it – SPEAK UP NOW! Not to me, but where it counts – to IRS. Here’s how.] IRS Requests Public Input on Expanded Information Reporting Requirement  WASHINGTON — […]

2008 Self-Employed

Today TaxMama hears from Aaron in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to know. “Can  I file taxes for 2008 on my own? If so what forms should I use? I was self employed and didn’t file an extension.” http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum/taxquips/year-old-taxes Rita Lewis replies to Aaron. Rita is an Enrolled Agent in Connecticut. She says, you can […]

Job and Business

Today TaxMama hears from Jessica in Texas with a sensible question. “I have a full-time job that collects taxes, etc. I am considering starting a small business on the side. If I do, will I need to file separately from the full-time gig taxes on a quarterly basis? I can’t seem to find a good […]

2009 Annual SB/SE Customer Base Survey to Begin

The Small Business/Self-Employed (SB/SE) division of the IRS will begin conducting its annual telephone survey of taxpayers starting January 21, 2009 and running through mid-April, 2009. This survey is targeted to small business and self-employed taxpayers who file certain income tax forms, including: 1120, 1120A, 1120S, 1065 and 1040 with schedules C, E or F. […]

Excess Lease Mileage

Today TaxMama hears from Kelli in Michigan with this question. “I am currently self-employed and will have over $3,000 in mileage charges due on my lease when I turn the car in next year. When I file my 2008 tax returns, however, I will no longer be self-employed. Although I won’t be billed and pay […]

Tax Challenges of Business Income

Courtesy of IRS – FS-2008-20, April 2008 WASHINGTON—Internal Revenue Service research indicates that understated business income contributes significantly to the tax gap, with the majority understated by small businesses. To assist small business and self-employed taxpayers better understand their reporting obligations, this fact sheet addresses the issue of income and how to determine gross income. […]

Excess Roth Contribution

Today TaxMama hears from TC a MarketWatch reader, who says “It turns out my income has been to high for me to use a Roth IRA contribution for years. But my tax pro didn’t catch this error – and now I am over-contributed for several years and will face a 6% penalty for each year […]

Self Employment

Today, Dina from Santa Barbara, CA moans, “Help! We owe $14,000.00 in taxes this year. My husband has a small business and only made $61,000.00. What happened? How can one live and provide for a family of four on that? Now our savings are gone.”

Funding a Roth IRA

Today TaxMama hears from Dennis in Texas who tells us, “My wife and I are both self-employed, and we’re both the only employees in our companies. We would both like to start ROTH’s, because we would like to be able to withdraw contributions, without penalty, if an emergency came up. We file jointly and our […]

Marriage Penalty

Today TaxMama hears from Debby in Illinois who got quite a shock. “I have been married for about a year (have been together for many more). I just found out that my husband did not file tax returns for several years, including at least two when he was self employed. I am in the process […]