Tag Archives: tax software

ES Payments Without Income

Today TaxMama hears from Steve in the TaxQuips Forum with a timely question. He says. “I started paying estimated taxes in the first quarter of this year. But I haven’t earned any income this quarter, except unemployment – from which they took withholding. What do I do about my June estimated payment?”

Flying High

Today TaxMama hears from Kathleen in the TaxQuips Forum, who is curious. “I attended a flight school in ’09 and earned my helicopter commercial pilot certificate as well as flight instructor certificate. I now work as a commercial pilot & flight instructor. The school is not a typical college/university. But I did receive my certificates from […]

Spouse as Dependent

Today TaxMama hears from Jerry in Colorado, with a surprisingly common question. “What allows a spouse to claim the other as a dependent and how is the ‘dependent spouse’s Social Security income accounted for? What would be the filing status of the ‘supporting spouse’ [married, married filing separate, other]?”

IRA on Rental Income

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum with a common misconception. “I have a W-2 through my employer and contribute to their 401k plan. I also have $30,000 net rental income from Schedule E as a sole proprietorship. Can I contribute to a SEP or any other type of retirement plan to shelter […]

Taxing Your Patience – Day 1 – Remembering When Office Depot Saved Tax Season!

HOW TO ENTER: Entering the contest requires the following three things: You must be a free member of TaxMama.com. Choose a username, password, enter your name and email address and register here Post your question on the “Taxing My Patience” forum You must be eligible for the competition – see rules and regulations here Press […]

Stop Taxing My Patience Contest

I know people have a million questions around tax time so I’m here to help. In fact, I am hosting a contest with Office Depot and H & R Block- Starting January 27 through February 3, visit  TaxMama.com to post any questions that are “Taxing Your Patience” and you just might win a copy of […]

Taxable Social Security Income

Today TaxMama hears from Petey in Texas who is concerned. “I had to withdraw about $10,000 for air conditioner replacement and other household maintenance from my annuities. Because of these withdrawals, my taxable Social Security income has gone from $4,800 last year to $13,000. this year. Does this sound right to you? Could I be […]

SSDI and Disability Income

Today TaxMama hears from Amy in Massachusetts who is worried. “I have been on disability benefits through a private policy and the benefits were not taxable. Now SSDI is going to pay a lump sum for back payments. Afterwards, I will be receiving about ½ my income from SSDI and ½ my income from the […]

IRS Offers Tips to Avoid Recovery Rebate Credit Confusion

IR-2009-10, Jan. 30, 2009 WASHINGTON –– In response to errors showing up on early tax filings, the Internal Revenue Service today urged taxpayers and tax preparers to make sure they properly determine eligibility for the recovery rebate credit before they file their 2008 federal tax returns. Some individuals who did not get the economic stimulus […]

Free File Alliance Kicks Off

Free File Alliance Kicks Off 7th Year of Free Tax Preparation Services for 70 Percent of Americans More than 98 Million Taxpayers Making $56,000 or Less are Eligible for Free Tax Assistance and E-Filing Through www.IRS.gov WASHINGTON, DC (January 16, 2009) – The Free File Alliance (www.freefilealliance.org), a coalition of 19 private tax software companies […]