Tag Archives: Texas

Death Taxes Intrigue

Today TaxMama® wants to have a little fun while I am waiting for all my emails to download.  During our Thanksgiving vacation, I had time to do some reading. Let me introduce you to Diane Kelly, a CPA and writer – and her very interesting protagonist, Tara Holloway, a rather feisty IRS Special Agent.

10 Fun Tax Facts

  Today TaxMama® decides it’s time to have fun with taxes. Let’s play with some tax trivia and see if you know the answers?

Assess First, Shoot Later

Green Garden Grass snakes can be dangerous. Yes, grass snakes — not rattlesnakes. A couple in Sweetwater, Texas had a lot of potted plants, and during a recent cold spell, the wife was bringing a lot of them indoors to protect them from a possible freeze. It turned out that a little green garden grass […]

IRS Has $1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2008 Income Tax Return

IRS YouTube Videos: Haven’t Filed a Tax Return in Years?:English | Spanish | ASL IR-2012-26, Feb. 23, 2012 WASHINGTON — Refunds totaling more than $1 billion may be waiting for one million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2008, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. However, to collect the money, […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 613 President Obama Speaks

   Dear Family,  During our class last night, a couple of major things went on in the world. A big chunk of Southern California and San Diego lost electricity. The nuclear power plant at San Onofre was shut down (safely). Meanwhile a student in Texas tells me she just managed to get back into her […]

IRS Extends 2011 Offshore Voluntary Disclosure to September 9 , 2011

  Due to the potential impact of Hurricane Irene, IRS has extended the due date for offshore voluntary disclosure initiative requests until September 9, 2011.  

Ask TaxMama Issue 603 – Success and Failure

  Dear Family,  You’ve heard the old Chinese (or is it Jewish) curse – may you live in interesting times!   This week, I am.  One of the things I write about in the very first chapter of Small Business Taxes Made Easy is failing because of success. It’s a warning to business-owners to make provisions […]

Texas Ladies Feel Safe

While out running errands, an elderly lady was stopped by a highway patrolman.    He asked for her drivers license and insurance.  The lady took out the required papers and handed them to the patrolman.

Sales Tax Expense

Today TaxMama hears from Sirian in the TaxQuips Forum with a concern. He says, “I am an Internet marketer & web developer.  I have always collected state sales tax for my clients in my state (Texas).  When filing my Federal taxes I usually include the full income (including all state sales tax collected) in the reported […]

Help the US Deficit – Don’t Ever File Your 2007 Tax Return!

Video: How to Request a Copy Your Tax Return: English IRS Has $1.1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return WASHINGTON — Refunds totaling more than $1.1 billion may be waiting for nearly 1.1 million people who did not file a federal income tax return for 2007, the Internal Revenue […]