Tag Archives: Tax return

Missing Your W-2? Here’s What to Do

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama note: Don’t be in a hurry to file. Wait until you’re sure you have ALL the W-2s, 1099s, etc., including the corrected 1099s your brokerage sends out in March.] It’s a good idea to have all your tax documents together before preparing your 2012 tax return. You will need your […]

Who Reports the 1099-C?

Today TaxMama® hears from Goran in the TaxQuips Forum, with this issue.  “My client and his mom were on the mortgage together. That property went through foreclosure. Naturally, they file separate tax returns. Which one will report the 1099-C?”

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  […]

Tax Returns with Education Credit on Hold

Courtesy of the IRS [See TaxMama note below] The IRS announced on Monday that taxpayers filing Form 8863, to claim the American Opportunity Tax Credit or the Lifetime Learning Credit can begin filing by the middle of February after the IRS updates its processing systems. The delayed start will have no impact on taxpayers claiming […]

Received 1099 Late

Today TaxMama® hears from Chuck in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “So I received a 1099-MISC after I filed my taxes last year. (Yes I jumped right out there and got ‘em done and in.) What do I need to do to now so Uncle Sam doesn’t come looking for me? Ahem… file a […]

IRS Provides Penalty Relief to Farmers and Fishermen

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: NAEA has been pursuing this problem with the IRS all month. They were thrilled to announce this fix about an hour ago. IRS just released these guidelines.] WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it will issue guidance in the near future to provide relief from the […]

Using Attachments

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?”

National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report

National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Tax Reform, IRS Funding and Identity Theft IR-2013-3, Jan. 9, 2013 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2012 annual report to Congress, identifying the need for tax reform as the overriding priority in tax administration. The Advocate also expressed concern […]

Amending for Nothing

Today TaxMama® hears from bvmite in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “After filing 2011 return electronically, I noted that I did not report all IRA and pension rollovers on line 16a. Line 16b, AGI and taxes owed are not affected. Form 1040X, line 1 starts with a change in AGI; and in my […]

IRS Strengthens Integrity of ITIN System

Courtesy of the IRS For more information about the reason the system needs strengthening…read TaxMama’s MarketWatch article. WASHINGTON –– The Internal Revenue Service announced today updated procedures to strengthen the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) program requirements. The new modifications and documentation standards further protect the integrity of the ITIN application and refund processes while helping […]

Back Taxes Owed Stats

Today TaxMama® hears from Asal in the TaxQuips Forum, who asks a simple question. “Did you know how many people in the United States owe back taxes?”