Dear Family, It’s been a long day. Everyone seems to be working late. I am getting emails from the East Coast well after 8:00 pm their time. Of course, me? I’ve been on hold a lot of the day. The Tax Preparer Hotline (aka Practitioner Priority Service) hung up on me a few times. Once […]
Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama note – also read about Wedding-Related Tax Benefits, here.] If you’ve recently updated your status from single to married, you’re not alone – late spring and summertime is a popular period for weddings. Marriage also brings about some changes with your taxes. Here are several tips for newlyweds […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Dave in the TaxQuips Forum with a quickie little question. “If I retire at 62 or 63 with Social Security and IRA distributions (not Roth) what will my tax liabilities be? For example: Monthly: $1700 from social security and $3,000 from IRA for total of $4,700. Do I pay income tax […]
Today TaxMama hears from Cindy in the TaxQuips Forum with some great news. “I have recently been approved for disability through Social Security. I will receive a lump sum (retroactive back to the date I became disabled) as well as start receiving a monthly check. Is the lump sum taxable, and if so, at […]
Today TaxMama wants to talk about a grave problem. Social Security Disability claims are rising at an alarming rate. In just one year, from 2008 to 2009, Social Security disability applications rose by 21 percent. This kind of growth threatens to sink the system.
Today TaxMama hears from Stephen in the TaxQuips Forum who is surprised. “Hang on here, Mama. You’ve raised a question in your answer. I thought that Social Security benefits were not taxable if you waited until full retirement age. Only early retirement takers had a maximum income that you could earn. Help. Straighten me out […]
Today TaxMama hears from Anna in Oregon, who is worried. “We received a letter from the IRS. My husband did not file for 2006 and 2007 because he did not make any money from his stock. I did file mine though. In 2008, my husband had a stroke, he is currently disabled and gets SSI. […]
Dear Family, This has been a very busy week handling all the registrations for the EA Exam Review class – and teaching the CSEA webinar on the topic. For those wanting the CD from that webinar, CSEA expects to have it available next week. Just call them to order Everything You Ever Wanted to Know […]