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IRS Sets Solution Saturday for Nov. 7; Effort Provides Tax Help in Tough Times

The Internal Revenue Service is holding a special event to help you called Solution Saturday. This program offers personalized tax help to millions of taxpayers arond the country. This is a pilot program, being tested in 5 cities. So taxpayers are encouraged to schedule appointments as soon as possible by calling the phone number on […]

IRS Warns Taxpayers to Beware of First-Time Homebuyer Credit Fraud

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced its first successful prosecution related to fraud involving the first-time homebuyer credit and warned taxpayers to beware of this type of scheme. On Thursday July 23, 2009, a Jacksonville, Fla.-tax preparer, James Otto Price III, pled guilty to falsely claiming the […]

New York Taxes Internet Sales – Register Now or Else

Interestingly enough, this information came from an Internet information newsletter, not a tax newsletter. In brief: NY State hit Amazon.com for sales taxes even though Amazon does not have a physical location in the state. Amazon is suing, claiming the New York law is unconstitutional based on a 1992 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that claims […]

Ask Taxmama Issue 454 – Modernizing Taxes

Online Filing – The 2008 Overview

[Update – see the Fi-Life article where they test all the Free-File sites.] Electronic filing of tax returns has become the norm. And that means more demand for online tax-preparation programs. If you are in the market for a provider this year, here’s a look the latest the industry has to offer. Prices vary widely […]

1040EZ-T Quickie

Today TaxMama had an interesting adventure after hearing from Mike in New York who asks. “Can the Form 1040EZT be filed after April 17, 2007” [Note: That’s the quick refund form for individuals to claim the Telephone Tax Excise Credit.]

Is Its Really Deductible

Today TaxMama hears from Marilyn in Forestville, CA, who observes “I just looked over the ItsDeductible software/book and saw that you had given it a plug. I looked through some of their pricing and want to know if the IRS actually accepts those figures. The authors are dreaming – I am a big thrift store […]