Tag Archives: Types of insurance

House-Related Deductions

Today TaxMama® hears from bhusler28 in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “I recently got divorced. Right now the deed is in my name, but the loan is in both my ex-husband’s name and my name. When we file our taxes, we are unsure as to who gets to claim the taxes from the […]

Life Insurance

Today TaxMama® hears from Hernandez in the TaxQuips Forum with good question. “I am one of two partners in a architecture service partnership. We are considering using life insurance, specifically whole life, as a way to save excess cash and lower our taxes. Are payments for insurance considered business expenses for a partnership? What is […]

Bought a House

Today TaxMama® hears from Atomicar in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “We bought a house in December 2011 and moved in first day of 2012. What expenses can we deduct? (I know we can’t deduct house hunting or moving expenses.).”

Spouse as Employee

Today TaxMama hears from Russel in the TaxQuips Forum who wants clarification. “At the end of the show on KFWB 980 today (10/31) Bob McCormick asked you a question regarding small businesses employing spouses.  I missed the answer.  If a spouse is employed by a sole proprietorship do you have to carry workman’s comp insurance? […]

Mortgage Insurance Deduction

Today TaxMama hears from Christy in the TaxQuips Forum,with this question. “Just wondering if mortgage insurance would be deductible if not included on form 1098 from the lender?  The client purchased the home in 2007 and has a loan balance for 09 of $215,000.00.  It is their only home. He and his family reside in […]

Earthquake Insurance

Today TaxMama reads an article from Al Tompkins at Poynter.org who ponders “Is earthquake insurance worth the cost?”

Closing Costs and HUD-1

Today TaxMama hears from Milton in New Jersey who tells us, “I purchased a home in 2007, and someone told me the closing cost were tax deductible. Is this true?”

Casualty Loss

Today TaxMama hears from Jackie in Virginia who tells us, “We had some water damage on our rental property and the insurance company paid for the repairs. Is the insurance payment for the repairs considered income?”