Tag Archives: Welfare

Family Caregiver

Today TaxMama® hears from KP in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question.  “My sister-in-law received a 1099-Misc with an amount in box 6 for medical health care payments for providing care for her husband, a veteran receiving VA benefits. I know the amount is taxable to the federal government, but is it subject to social security […]

Nothing to Live on

Today TaxMama hears from Jon in the TaxQuips forum who says, “I applied for SSDI in Jan. and have been turned down twice. I have requested a hearing which may be another 6 to 9 months. How is one to survive while waiting on the government? My claim is based on Major Depression and back […]

Mom as Dependent

Today TaxMama hears from Dee in California, who wants to know. “Is my mother’s Social Security income ($9,000 – no other income) considered earned income in order for me to meet the criteria to file for Head of Household?”

Rental Hobby

Today TaxMama hears from Kevin in Arizona, who wants to know, “How often does a rental property have to be rented or income made to qualify as a rental? Looking at the numbers, I doubt ours can go cash positive for at least 4 years. From reading your articles, it seems that the IRS will […]