Tag Archives: Taxes

Cashed in a Bond

Today TaxMama hears from DD in the TaxQuips Forum, who’s bewildered. “His wife’s aunt gave her a municipal bond, which was just called. They were paid face value for the bond. But how do they figure out the basis?”

A Practical Solution

A man was riding his Harley along a California beach when suddenly the sky clouded above his head. In a booming voice, the Lord said, “Because you have tried to be faithful to me in all ways, I will grant you one wish.” The biker pulled over and said, “Build a bridge to Hawaii so […]

23 Year Old student

Today TaxMama hears from Kristen in the TaxQuips Forum, who is a bit confused. “I am a 23 year old full time student. My income from 2010 is $12,247 and I live with my parents. My parent’s accountant told them last year that they would not be able to claim me once I turned 23, […]

Owing Employment Taxes

Today TaxMama hears from Ryan in the TaxQuips Forum, who recently got a shock. “My wife and I purchased and ran small business about 3 years ago for a period of exactly 6 months. We decided to give the business back to the owner we bought it from because we could no longer afford to […]

Adult Son

Today TaxMama hears from Charmaigne in the TaxQuips Forum, with a reasonable issue. “My son turned 26 in November of 2010 and has been out of work for over a year. He lives with me and I have supported him in every way, medical bills, dental bills, auto insurance, food, clothes, etc. Is there a […]

Husband andWife LLC

Today TaxMama hears from Rachel in the TaxQuips Forum, who needs clarification. “My husband and I are the only owners of our LLC. From my understanding, in our state (Arizona) we can file a schedule C with our 1040. When I try to do this with TurboTax it prompts me to divide all the expenses […]

New IRS Oversight of Tax Preparers Will Take Several Years to Become Fully Operational

Courtesy of TIGTA: WASHINGTON -­ New Federal oversight of paid tax preparers will not be fully operational until 2014, according to a report publicly released today by the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA). While the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is requiring an estimated one million paid tax preparers to register and receive Preparer […]

Child Wins Prize

Today TaxMama hears from Bill in the TaxQuips Forum, who is confused. “My 22 year old daughter won a contest (trip to NYC and new wardrobe) in 2010. She has received a 1099-MISC for $18,000 for the total of goods and services that she received. She is a full-time student and this is unearned income. […]

Insolvency and COD

Today TaxMama hears from Katherine in the TaxQuips Forum, who gets it. “I settled a debt today and am doing a list of assets and liabilities. My question is about assets “Interest in a pension plan.” My husband has been receiving an annuity retirement check for about 20 years. How would we know the value […]

The Girl and the Carpenter

Today TaxMama hears from Gabrielle in the TaxQuips Forum, who is trying to help. “My boyfriend is a carpenter and makes about $12,000 annually.  He doesn’t have anyone working under him and really only does small jobs. Last time I did his taxes, he owed $1,700 dollars.  What forms should I be using? I feel […]