Tag Archives: Software

Tax Roundtable Schedule and Replays for 2013

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Please mark your calendars! It meets at 8:05 am PACIFIC on the third Thursday or fourth of the month (unless there are conflicts) (and dates are subject to […]

Using Attachments

Today TaxMama® hears from Mahakavi in the TaxQuips Forum with a couple of questions – but we’ll only answer one of them here today. “TaxMama® keeps telling us to attach a statement to the tax return. How do you attach statements when you’re using commercial software?”

Tax Roundtable Replays for 2012

2012 Tax Roundtables TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. REPLAY all the 2012 sessions below. Yyou can watch the sessions  – or you can download the MP3 files and listen to them at your leisure.

IRS – Issue Management Resolution System – Turning Issues into Answers

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service [TaxMama Note: This is an opportunity for you to see some of the ways IRS responds to requests to fix or improve things. I say, just some of the ways, because I know of many more fixes IRS has implemented in the last several months. As, they say, it […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 632 – Womens History Month

Dear Family, This week was very busy working on the Staples Tax Tweet and $5K Tax Giveaway. It turned out to be a lot of fun – and very informative.

More Taxpayers Are Filing From Home in 2011 – Early Filing Season Statistics

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone can use Free File to prepare and e-file their […]

Free File Alliance Kicks Off

Free File Alliance Kicks Off 7th Year of Free Tax Preparation Services for 70 Percent of Americans More than 98 Million Taxpayers Making $56,000 or Less are Eligible for Free Tax Assistance and E-Filing Through www.IRS.gov WASHINGTON, DC (January 16, 2009) – The Free File Alliance (www.freefilealliance.org), a coalition of 19 private tax software companies […]

Sort of Day Trading

Today TaxMama hears from Marty in Colorado, with this question. “Assuming I have a sole proprietorship whereby some of the business is trading stocks (such as day trading), can I properly deduct the cost of software that assists me in doing this trading?” Hi Marty, Hmmm…you can’t have a business where ‘part’ of your business […]

Tooling Around

Today TaxMama hears from Mario in New York, who wants to know. “How do I deduct employee expenses such as expensive tools? IRS says for items lasting over a year, they should be depreciated. It looks like forms 4562 and 2106 carrying over to Schedule A should be used, but the tools are not listed […]