Tag Archives: Tax

Eight Tax Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

  When two people fall in love, they tend to be blind to life’s realities. The last thing they want to do is bring up issues that might generate conflict, and let’s face it, the topic of taxes is definitely turbulent. Ask these tough tax questions before you get married – to avoid an inevitable […]

Why no SS Withholding?

Today TaxMama® hears from Inteph in the TaxQuips Forum, who made a new discovery.  “A young lady made about $15,000 in 2012. The employer (a city in California) withheld income tax and Medicare tax but not SS tax. Boxes are 3 and 4 are blank.  What do I tell her and how do I prepare her […]

Double Taxation

Today TaxMama® hears from NutShell in the TaxQuips Forum, with this brilliant observation. (let me summarize) “I just figured out that if I have capital gains income, I am taxed by both the IRS and the state. If I live in an income tax-free state or overseas, should I sell my stocks before moving into a […]

TaxMama s TaxQuips Ex Wife Got W-2

  Today TaxMama® hears from p0pp0p  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “I worked with my wife at a small company in NJ. I left the company in June of last year. I also have separated from my wife. My ex-employer gave my W-2 to my wife. Is this legal? How do I get another […]

Extra IRS Taxes Plus

Today TaxMama® hears from Wayne  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “I received a notice from the IRS that my 2011 tax return did not include a withdrawal from my 401k. So I had to pay roughly $3,500 in taxes and penalties for this omission by my tax preparer. Is this $3,500 payment deductible […]

Doubling My Income

Today TaxMama® hears from Idlkotr  in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question.  “I have the opportunity to be an independent contractor. I am an occupational therapist who will be working with disabled children in their home. Thus, a lot of driving. I will be doubling my income. I do not have a clue how […]

Unexpected Loss

Today TaxMama® hears from Chan  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question “If my business had an unexpected loss of $102k at end of year last year but I made my quarterly payments anyway – will I have a large refund or credit if so? Where did my tax dollars go? Why has my accountant […]

State Reciprocity

Today TaxMama® hears from Crazy4Cats in the TaxQuips Forum, with this a very long question. Let me summarize. “Her husband works in Illinois and they live in Wisconsin. When they started out, they went to a storefront preparer who told them there is reciprocity between the states, and apparently only prepared a WI tax return. She […]

Tracking Mileage

Today TaxMama® hears from Straffan in the TaxQuips Forum, with this quick question. “Do you have to keep a separate log with start and stop odometer readings for each business trip? Or can you just add mileage notes to a daily planning diary? Would you still have to include odometer readings in the diary to […]