Tax Information

Family Caregiver

April 28, 2014

Today TaxMama® hears from KP in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “My sister-in-law received a 1099-Misc with an amount in box 6 for medical health care payments for providing care for her husband, a veteran receiving VA benefits. I know the amount is taxable to the federal government, but is it subject to social security […]

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Tax Day 2014 Tips

April 15, 2014
time and deadlines

Today TaxMama® wants to help you with last minute issues on Tax Day 2014

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Carrying a Mortgage

April 11, 2014
vandalized house

Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with this problem this week.  They have sold real estate on an installment sale. They have been the mortgage-holder. And after a while, the buyer defaulted and they had to repossess the property. Let’s look at the problems arising when carrying a mortgage.

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Assisted Living

March 31, 2014
Haunted Nursing home?

Today TaxMama® hears from Hollie in the TaxQuips Forum, with this concern.  “My husband had to go to an assisted living facility (following hospital and skilled nursing stays) and I understand the nursing portion of his assisted living monthly fee is a tax deductible expense. When I asked the administrator of his assisted living facility (run […]

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Why no SS Withholding?

March 24, 2014
Social Security Card - is there anything in your account

Today TaxMama® hears from Inteph in the TaxQuips Forum, who made a new discovery.  “A young lady made about $15,000 in 2012. The employer (a city in California) withheld income tax and Medicare tax but not SS tax. Boxes are 3 and 4 are blank.  What do I tell her and how do I prepare her […]

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Gift or Income

March 18, 2014
piano - EGBDF

Today TaxMama® hears from Asdfgh in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us.  “My daughter plays piano for school choir. Doesn’t ask for money. She gets “thank you” from school PTO in form of flower bouquet and check for a few hundred dollars. Is that taxable income?”

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Just Plane Rental

March 3, 2014
Cessna 172 OOB

Today TaxMama® hears from NCTaxLady in the TaxQuips Forum, with an interesting situation. (Let me summarize) “My client bought an airplane in June. He used it 11 times and rented it out 5 times. How do I handle the reporting of this? And should he put the plane into an LLC?”

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Double Taxation

February 27, 2014
Capital gains

Today TaxMama® hears from NutShell in the TaxQuips Forum, with this brilliant observation. (let me summarize) “I just figured out that if I have capital gains income, I am taxed by both the IRS and the state. If I live in an income tax-free state or overseas, should I sell my stocks before moving into a […]

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Advance Payments

February 25, 2014

Today TaxMama® hears from Durai in the TaxQuips Forum, with his frustration. “I forgot to keep track of my advance tax payments. Is it possible to get this information from IRS or should I just go ahead and file my tax return with the sure information I have and leave it to IRS to correct my […]

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