Today TaxMama® hears from Grandma in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us. “We have a rental, which was left to us in a trust. It only brings in $500.00 a mo which is $6,000 a year. It is very old and has quite a few repairs each year. We have always filed under the trusts […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Kresha in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem. “My friend received a 1099-Misc for money from a life insurance company. They said they overpaid her when her husband died, but didn’t supply any proof; nor did she send any money back to them. Now she has received a 1099-Misc – box […]
Dear Family, Odd-funny things keep happening around here. Like scraping ice off my windshield – in California! Like going to our breakfast meeting and the restaurant is closed. Like the IRS press release that that help and information is available in Spanish – but the press release was in English. Like my friend sending me […]
This year, people in business or selling on eBay will be getting 1099s from both their banks (or PayPal) and their customers. Often, those 1099s will overlap, telling the IRS that you received much more money than you really earned. There is a trick to reporting these 1099s that will help you avoid audit, while […]
Courtesy of the IRS It’s important to use the correct filing status when filing your income tax return. It can impact the tax benefits you receive, the amount of your standard deduction and the amount of taxes you pay. It may even impact whether you must file a federal income tax return. Are you single, […]
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?”
Employers planning to claim an expanded tax credit for hiring certain veterans should act soon, according to the IRS. Many businesses may qualify to receive thousands of dollars through the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, but only if the veteran begins work before the new year. Here are six key facts about the WOTC as expanded […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Kelly in the TaxQuips Forum, who is confused. Let me summarize. “Kelly’s father died, leaving the house to the children. But the value is less than $5 million, so no estate tax return needs to be filed. Why do they need to file anything to report the sale of the property?”
Today TaxMama® hears from Lara in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping get a partnership out of trouble. As it happens, this seems to be the week for questions from tax pros about the penalties IRS imposes on late-filed partnership tax returns. So let’s talk about those.
Today TaxMama® hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum. Bill insists that for payments made in 2012, we do not have to send 1099s to corporations. TaxMama says, she just read that corporations DO get 1099’d. Who is correct?
Courtesy of IRS [TaxMama note: I have heard a lot of yelling and indignation about this new policy from IRS from tax professionals. However, please note the word ‘BULK’ in this policy. IRS will still accept one or two returns – just not a whole stack of paper returns. After all, they want tax pros […]
Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama note: Read this in conjunction with today’s MarketWatch article – How to file your taxes for free WASHINGTON — Over 12,000 free tax preparation sites will be open nationwide this year as the Internal Revenue Service continues to expand its partnerships with nonprofit and community organizations providing vital tax preparation […]