Tag Archives: White House

IRS Just Sent Back My 2012 Tax Return

I just received my tax return for 2012 back from the IRS. Not clear why. I am confused! They are questioning how many dependents I claimed. I guess it was because of my response to the question: “List all dependents?”

Repeal of 3% Withholding Provision is Unanimous! Why?

HR 674 was passed by the House this week and sent to President Obama for signature. The AICPA is happy with this law. In a press release, Edward Karl, vice president of taxation for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants said, “The AICPA commends Congress for recognizing that it makes sense to repeal the […]

California Wildfire Tax Relief

Today TaxMama hears from Teri in California with this question. “Do you know if there is authority for relief from the 10% penalty on early distribution of IRAs due to the California wildfires?”

Ask TaxMama Issue 506 – Texas Taxes Protest

Dear Family, Sheesh…running late today because I’m answering all the e-mails coming in this morning about tomorrow’s class. It looks as if I’ve found a meeting system that addresses the learning environment better than the general conference systems. We’ll be trying it out this weekend. And if you’re interested in the results, ask me and […]

White House Releases New Tax Proposal Regarding Estate and Gift Taxes

Courtesy of NAEA’s E@lert www.naea.org The plan would require “consistent valuation [of property] for transfer and income tax purposes.” According to the White House, the estate and gift tax provisions would raise $24.2 billion over ten years. Taxpayers would be obligated to report the same cost basis for inherited property for the purposes of both […]

Tax Jokes and Groaners

Psychiatrists say a man shouldn’t keep too much to himself. So does the IRS. (Beckie Shiles) I just finished my income tax forms. Who says you can’t get wounded by a blank? (Henny Youngman) Visiting Washington D.C., Dana wanted to see the White House for the first time. At the gate Dana asked the guard, […]

Obama and Biden file 2008 Tax Returns

Courtesy of NAEA – National Association of Enrolled Agents President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, on Wednesday released their MFJ tax return. The first couple reported about $2.7 million in income for 2008, mainly from book sales. President and Mrs. Obama paid about $855,000 in federal income taxes. In a release, the first family […]