Tag Archives: tax software

Get All the Paperwork

Today TaxMama® hears from someone else in the TaxQuips Forum who is being audited. “This person is being audited by IRS for a child tax credit. At this point, she can no longer locate the care provider to get her Social Security Number – the woman’s phone is disconnected. She didn’t get receipts for her […]

Staples $5K Tax Giveaway

Transcript of the Staples and TaxMama Twitter Tax Event 2/28/12 I want to thank EVERYONE who joined us, retweeted us and asked great questions. Staples:  Kick off tweets  Welcome to our Twitter tax event! We were here with @TaxMama, ready to lay down some tax tips and answer questions.    Okay, here we go! Take it away, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 631 – Happy Black History Month

Dear Family, I left the house this week. You don’t think that’s news? Let me tell you, I am so well cocooned here in this office, that I can reach out and do anything from here – even teach a class with a 100 people. And do a fabulous Twitter chat with Melinda Emerson the […]

Are YOU the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012?

TaxMama® is searching for the Ultimate Tax Nerd.  Tax season brings out uncontrollable tax passions. Mild mannered individuals turn into rabid tax fanatics. Does that happen to you? Enter the Ultimate Tax Nerd Contest online beginning Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. The contest will run until midnight, Sunday April 1, 2012. Over $4,000 in prizes. Tax […]

Sold Daughter’s Home

Today TaxMama hears from Pam in the TaxQuips Forum with this problem. “My husband and I bought a house for $59.000 five years ago. Our daughter lived in the house, rent-free. Her name was on the title. We sold the house this spring for $48.000. We were issued a 1099 in our name (not our […]

IRS Urges Tax Professionals to Prepare Now for New e-File Rules

[TaxMama Note: This is wise advice, my friends. The time has come, the Walrus said…to get with the program. If you plan to prepare tax returns next year, and get paid to do so, you must be filing electronically, now.  It may be hardship for folks who have been preparing tax returns manually, or who […]

Tax Extension Reminder – Things Not to Overlook

Courtesy of the IRS Don’t Overlook Special Individual and Small Business Tax Benefits; Choose e-file, e-pay  [TaxMama Note: Be careful. If you have disclosure statements that you want to go to IRS with your tax return, make sure your tax software company is transmitting those pages or forms.  If you cannot reach them in time, […]

Double Mortgage Deduction

Today TaxMama hears from CL in the TaxQuips Forum, who is upset. “We rented out our home and I used TurboTax for our taxes. Due to the questions posed on TurboTax, i.e., “Do you own a home?”  “What is your mortgage interest?” Then moving on in Turbotax in Rental Properties, the question is asked again […]

H2A Visa and SS

Today TaxMama hears from Duncan who is taking good care of a client. “My client from Mexico lives in the US from April until December every year. He is working here under an H2A agricultural visa. As I understand, since he is here for 9 months, he is a resident alien according to the substantial […]

More Taxpayers Are Filing From Home in 2011 – Early Filing Season Statistics

Courtesy of IRS WASHINGTON — Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. IRS reminds taxpayers that everyone can use Free File to prepare and e-file their […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – November Session

Note:  TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. Don’t you wish you were here? REPLAY today’s session below – you can listen and SEE the session and forms It will load slowly…perhaps  slowly. But it […]

Gain on Real Estate

Today TaxMama hears from Toni in the TaxQuips Forum, who tells us.  “I’m doing my own partnership taxes and am confused about entering information. In 2009, I bought, fixed up and sold 2 properties. [and Toni adds lots of details. ] I’m confused because I’ve added the gain twice from Form 4797.  What am I […]