Tag Archives: Taxation in the United States

Ask TaxMama Issue 672 Happy Super Bowl Weekend

Dear Family, It’s been a long day. Everyone seems to be working late. I am getting emails from the East Coast well after 8:00 pm their time. Of course, me? I’ve been on hold a lot of the day. The Tax Preparer Hotline (aka Practitioner Priority Service) hung up on me a few times. Once […]

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 […]

Prepaying Lease Costs

Today TaxMama® hears from JJ in the TaxQuips Forum, with an unusual situation. “I leased a car this fall. I paid for the entire sum up front, in a single payment. What is the correct deduction for federal taxes?”

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 […]

Benefit of Filing Separately?

Today TaxMama® hears from AK in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to understand. “My wife and I have 1 child who is 3 years old. We recently received our W2’s and I started the process through Turbotax online.  With just my income, it looked like we were going to receive the Earned Income Credit […]

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 […]

List of IRS 1040-Related forms that Are Not Yet Ready

IRS will not have the electronic filing system ready until January 30, 2013 due to the late legislation. The following tax forms will be accepted by the IRS in late February or into March after updating forms and completing programming and testing of its processing systems.  A specific date will be announced in the near […]

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 […]