Tag Archives: Tax rate

Effective vs Actual Tax Rate

Today TaxMama® hears from KD in the TaxQuips Forum who is justifiably confused.  “I was looking over our tax return and was wondering why we are paying almost 50% effective tax rates on our income. I’m currently unemployed and my husband is an independent contractor. Our CPA included a chart with this year’s tax return. […]

Zero Tax on Capital Gain

Today TaxMama® hears from Mazyar in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “I am planning for 2012 tax and am trying to find out what would be the maximum long-term capital gain I can have in order to still have it taxed at 0%. I use the Schedule D Tax Worksheet and enter the […]

Emotional Distress

  Today TaxMama hears from Teddy in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “What is the tax rate on a settlement that is classified as emotional distress?”  

The Girl and the Carpenter

Today TaxMama hears from Gabrielle in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to help. “My boyfriend is a carpenter and makes about $12,000 annually.  He doesn’t have anyone working under him and really only does small jobs. Last time I did his taxes, he owed $1,700 dollars.  What forms should I be using? I feel […]

Tax on Inheritance

Today TaxMama hears from Joan in Minnesota, who asks. “How much money can you inherit in Minnesota without paying taxes on it? And if you do need to pay, what is the %?”

Filing Corp Late

Today TaxMama hears from Lori in Illinois who’s trying to catch up. “I started an S corporation last year . My attorney/ accountant friend advised me that I could skip the first round of estimated taxes. Well time has gotten away from me and I have the paperwork the government has sent to me, but […]

Tax-Free Life

Today TaxMama hears from Gaetano in Pennsylvania, who asks “If an individual purchases an old home with the intention of fixing it up (significantly or substantially) and then turning it over (selling it), is this treated as a capital gain asset or as ordinary income? The individual is not in the construction business but works […]

Splitting Inheritance from Dad

Today TaxMama hears from Karen who tells us, “My husband is the co-beneficiary of his stepfather’s IRA. However, as part of the estate settlement, he has to pay his stepsister half of the value of his stepfather’s house. This amount just happens to equal the amount of the IRA that he has inherited. Do we […]