Tag Archives: TurboTax

What to Expect from IRS Help in 2014

Today TaxMama® hears from KDevo  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this complaint. “I recently called the IRS to get clarification on filing a 2012 1040-X (amended return), with a balance due. TurboTax® did not generate a voucher and I couldn’t find a 2012 voucher on the IRS website. The IRS recording (800-829-1040) stated they would no […]

Value of Exemption

Today TaxMama® hears from BBall in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common issue. He is trying to understand whether he should claim zero or 1 on his W-4 – and what affect that will have on his paycheck.

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 […]

THE Ultimate Tax Nerds of 2012!

Taxes are terrifying to so many people. But the fact is, some of us just find the whole subject irresistible. We talk about taxes; think of ways to reduce taxes; dream of loopholes; are compelled to help others find tax breaks; and love to read all about the nuances and changes. WE are the Tax […]

Life Moves Checklist

Today TaxMama® hears from Michelle in the TaxQuips Forum who suggested this idea. “I’ve noticed recently that you’ve advised people to check with their tax pro before consummating major transactions stemming from big life moves. I discovered that April is National Financial Literacy Month. This would be an excellent platform to share more and/or updated […]

Winners – First Week – TaxMama’s Ultimate Tax Nerd Contest

The first weekly winners in TaxMama’s search for the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012 are Winner of the POPULAR VOTE – Melissa Guy! Winner of TaxMama’s Choice is – Clint Masser, the Running Tax Pro!

Are YOU the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012?

TaxMama® is searching for the Ultimate Tax Nerd.  Tax season brings out uncontrollable tax passions. Mild mannered individuals turn into rabid tax fanatics. Does that happen to you? Enter the Ultimate Tax Nerd Contest online beginning Wednesday, February 15th, 2012. The contest will run until midnight, Sunday April 1, 2012. Over $4,000 in prizes. Tax […]

What is my Refund?

Today TaxMama hears from Alex in the TaxQuips Forum who is confused. “I’m wondering what my refund would be if I claimed exempt status for about half of 2011.I’m a full-time student, filing as single, with a gross income of about $10,000. I tried doing some of my taxes on TurboTax, but it said my […]

Double Mortgage Deduction

Today TaxMama hears from CL in the TaxQuips Forum, who is upset. “We rented out our home and I used TurboTax for our taxes. Due to the questions posed on TurboTax, i.e., “Do you own a home?”  “What is your mortgage interest?” Then moving on in Turbotax in Rental Properties, the question is asked again […]

Bride Files Alone

Today TaxMama hears from Nancy in the TaxQuips Forum with several questions.  “I am to be married this year. I am going to file as married, filing separately (MFS).  Can I claim my husband since he is disabled and collecting social security disability? Also I understand that I cannot mix the standard deduction and itemizing on […]