Tag Archives: Social Security

Social Security Disability Claims

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.

Making IRS Payments

Proposed Regulations Expand the Use of Electronic Payment System and Discontinue Paper Coupons Next Year WASHINGTON — Consistent with a Financial Management Service initiative announced in April of this year, the IRS today issued proposed regulations to significantly increase the number of electronic transactions between taxpayers and the federal government. The proposed regulations (REG 153340-09) […]

Tax Cuts for Wage-Earners

Today TaxMama hears from Chris in the TaxQuips Forum, who puts out a challenge to TaxMama. He says, “Tax mama has advice for business owners. But how does an individual get more money on their paychecks?”

Estimated Tax Payments

Today TaxMama wants to talk to you about estimated tax payments. I’ve been getting several questions about that topic from a variety of sources lately.  So let’s make it easy for you. OK?

Ask TaxMama Issue 561 – Hot Dog!

Dear Family, Never make the mistake of answering the phone in the morning when you’re on deadline. Once you start, you just can’t stop. Usually, I have the phones turned off Friday morning, so I can produce a delightful, upbeat, interesting issue for you. Instead, let’s see…one women got a notice from IRS about a […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 560 – The Advocate Speaks

Dear Family, This morning I started reading the Taxpayers Advocate’s (TAS) report to Congress and completely lost track of time. Does that happen with you, too?  For me, reading is a fully absorbing activity. Books are especially dangerous. Once I sit down with a book, I’m lost. I’ll stay up all night to finish it. […]

Supporting Mom

Today TaxMama hears from Raj in Kansas who is a good husband. He tells us. “My wife and I have been supporting my mother-in-law for over a year. She is U.S. resident (Green Card holder), however could not get a Social Security number.  In order to get an SSN she needs to provide two forms […]

Let’s Reward Our Health Care Professionals

Affordable Care Act Provides Expanded Tax Benefit to Health Professionals Working in Underserved Areas  WASHINGTON — As part of a larger Administration announcement on efforts to strengthen the health care workforce, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that under the Affordable Care Act health care professionals who received student loan relief under state programs that […]

Form to Claim Payroll Tax Exemption for Hiring New Workers Now Available

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON —The Internal Revenue Service has posted on its website the newly-revised payroll tax form that most eligible employers can use to claim the special payroll tax exemption that applies to many new workers hired during 2010.

Unemployment Strategy

Today TaxMama wants to discuss unemployment issues. Too often I learn during tax season, that a client didn’t work and didn’t collect unemployment insurance, or other compensation to which they were entitled. This especially true of folks who are not comfortable with English. Since we’re heading for a season when many people’s jobs may end…

HIRE Act: Questions and Answers for Employers

Courtsey  of IRS Under the Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act, enacted March 18, 2010, two new tax benefits are available to employers who hire certain previously unemployed workers (“qualified employees”).