Tag Archives: tax law changes

Everything You Want to Know About the EA Exam 2017

The REPLAY of the March  2017 webinar is HERE! Becoming a knowledgeable tax professional isn’t easy. It takes a lot of dedication, math skills, and the flexibility to keep up with the myriad of tax law changes that take place each year.  But it can be done. And TaxMama’s EA Exam Review Course  is the best […]

Many Business Tax Filers Can File Next Monday

Courtesy of the IRS Many businesses will be able to file their 2012 federal income tax returns starting Monday, Feb. 4. Filers of forms affected by January tax law changes will need to wait until late February or early March. The Monday opening covers non-1040 series business returns for calendar year 2012, including  Form 1120  […]

Visit IRS.gov this Summer for Tax Help

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Get answers to tax questions, download federal tax forms or publications or check on a charity at the IRS website – IRS.gov. The site offers free online tax support, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Here are six reasons to visit IRS.gov this summer.

IRS Offers Last-Minute Tweets As April 17 Deadline Nears

Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — As the final stretch of the 2012 tax filing season unfolds, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers that they can get valuable last-minute tips by following the IRS on Twitter. The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of […]

IRS Offers Filing and Penalty Relief for 2010 Estates

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: As you will see, the form you need, Form 8939, is still in draft form. We still cannot use it. Perhaps that’s why IRS is offering this additional time?  And no, they still don’t say when the form will be available. Basis Form Now Due Jan. 17; Extension to […]

IRS2Go App for Your iPhone and Android

Courtesy of IRS   See the Video: IRS2Go:  English WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application that lets taxpayers check on their status of their tax refund and obtain helpful tax information. “This new smart phone app reflects our commitment to modernizing the agency and engaging taxpayers where they want when they […]

Property Tax For NonItemizers

Today TaxMama hears from Sethu in the TaxQuips Forum, who is angry. “For the 2009 tax year the non-itemizers (those who used standard deduction) could add up to $1,000 to their regular standard deduction if they paid real estate taxes greater than $1,000. I do not see that provision for the tax year 2010. When […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 584 – Mapping Taxes

  Dear Family,  Yesterday IRS officially announced that February 14th is when they will start processing tax returns with itemized deductions and other forms that were affected by the tax law changes on. Although IRS says that most people are unaffected by this late filing, odds are, YOU are not most people. According to Spidell […]

Capital Gains Rates

Today TaxMama hears from TW in the TaxQuips Forum who wants an update. “Does any one know how much is the tax on stocks gains and dividends earned from stock.”

IRS Expands Use of Twitter to Help Taxpayers, Tax Professionals

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced the availability of expanded Twitter feeds to share timely information with taxpayers and the tax professional community. The IRS Twitter news feed, @IRSnews, provides the latest federal tax news and information for taxpayers. The focus of the IRS Twitter messages will be on easy-to-use information, including tax tips, […]