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Mandatory Distribution

Today TaxMama® hears from Patricia in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “I have a client who is 70.5 and working for his own company. He has a 401k plan. Does he have to start taking distributions from his 401k because he is 70.5, even though he is still working? Can he still contribute to […]

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 […]

Tax on Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Today TaxMama® hears from “AReasonableMan” in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question about his wife’s inheritance.  Essentially, it boils down to this. His mother-in-law died. Among the items his wife inherited is an IRA. When a person is over age 70 ½, they are required to draw a certain amount out of their IRAs and […]

After-Market Parts

Today TaxMama® hears from George in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “I just bought a new truck to use for business use and I have a few questions: 1. I want to add a few after-market parts – running boards, heated seats, and heated steering wheel. Will I be able to deduct the cost […]

W-4 When Pregnant

Today TaxMama® hears from Shauna in the TaxQuips Forum, with this news. “I just found out that I was pregnant and my baby is due in October. Would it be smart to add my unborn child to my W-4 now? Also which would I come out better doing, claiming head of household or just single […]

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 […]

Flying High on Puns

1) A plane was coming in for a landing at the Athens airport. As the plane flew was low over some hills , a lady asked the flight attendant: “What’s that stuff on those hills?” “Just snow,” replied the flight attendant. “That’s what I thought,” said the lady, “but this fellow in front of me […]

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 […]

Looming Deadlines

Today TaxMama® wants to alert you about some important deadlines looming at the end of June 2013.

Renting to LLC

Today TaxMama® hears from RJ in the TaxQuips Forum, with a travel question. “I am a single member LLC. I have a long-term (3 year) out-of-state contract, which requires me to be physically onsite at the client’s location 75% of the time (3 weeks per month). I am currently renting an apartment and deducting the […]

Using Per Diems

Today TaxMama® hears from Raj in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common issue. Let me summarize. (You can read the discussion here ) His tax return is being audited and the IRS auditor wants copies of receipts for his hotel stays for all his travel. But he used the IRS per diem rates, so he […]