Tag Archives: Withholding tax

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 […]

Partnership Split

Today TaxMama® hears from Ben in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question that raises another common issue. Let me summarize the issue. “Quite often when two people become partners, one of them ends up doing more work for the business than the other. How can you split the partnership income so each person still gets […]

Missing Your W-2? Here’s What to Do

Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama note: Don’t be in a hurry to file. Wait until you’re sure you have ALL the W-2s, 1099s, etc., including the corrected 1099s your brokerage sends out in March.] It’s a good idea to have all your tax documents together before preparing your 2012 tax return. You will need your […]

Getting IRS Refunds after 3 years

Today TaxMama® hears from Lisa in the TaxQuips Forum who wants clarification. “Is there any way to amend an old tax return and receive a refund after the 3 year limit? I think you briefly touched on this in the CPE Link webinar last week.”

Withholding from Contractor

Today TaxMama® hears from Robert in the TaxQuips Forum who is suspicious. “I am a 1099’ed contract driver. I recently noticed they are taking taxes out of my check. I was told that they take taxes out, then make quarterly payments to federal income tax. I have worked as contract labor before and they didn’t […]

Paying the Piper, or Five Simple Steps to Filling Out Your W-4

Changing Your Payroll Withholding Right about now, if you haven’t already done it, you should be thinking about updating your current year’s paycheck withholding. Once upon a time, a tax professional was asked by an Enrolled Agent to write an article about how to do the proper computations to determine what exemption and dependent amounts […]

Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (H.R. 2847

Today,  President Obama will be signing the HIRE Act – Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act (H.R. 2847). We’ve been waiting for this all month, since the Senate passed their version of the Bill in early March. What’s in it for you? Good News! It’s going to be easier to get a job according […]

IRS 2009 IRPAC Report Made Available

WASHINGTON — The Information Reporting Program Advisory Committee (IRPAC) today released the advisory group’s 2009 recommendations on a wide range of tax administration issues. Based on its findings and discussions, IRPAC made more than 50 recommendations on a broad array of issues and concerns Internal Revenue Service-wide, key among them: Creating a new form and […]

California’s Balanced Budget?

Courtesy of Spidell Publishing Inc. www.caltax.com The 2009–10 budget revision does not contain any new taxes, but includes tax accelerations that bring money in earlier, so we will likely revisit the fiscal crisis later. Here are the tax changes contained in ABX4 17 and ABX4 18. Estimated tax payments: Requires individual and corporate estimated tax […]