Today TaxMama® wants to have a little fun while I am waiting for all my emails to download. During our Thanksgiving vacation, I had time to do some reading. Let me introduce you to Diane Kelly, a CPA and writer – and her very interesting protagonist, Tara Holloway, a rather feisty IRS Special Agent.
Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service has launched a new online search tool, Exempt Organizations Select Check, to help users more easily find key information about tax-exempt organizations, such as federal tax status and filings.
Dear Family, Twice this week, Rick told me this weekend is Daylight Savings Time. I brushed him off. It makes no sense. This EARLY in March?!! Darned if he isn’t right!
The SECOND weekly winners in TaxMama’s search for the Ultimate Tax Nerd of 2012 are: Clint Masser, for It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane Susan Holtgrefe, EA for TaxNerds, the Real Truth.. Winner of the POPULAR VOTE – Clint Masser, It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane. with 205 views and 13 comments from unique commenters (one comment per […]
Dear Family, It’s my mother’s birthday today. Her age exceeds the number of years mentioned at the beginning of President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address (add 1 to Lincoln’s number). Happy Birthday mom! Except for being in constant pain, she is remarkably spry and independent. All those admonitions to do all things in moderation seem to have […]
So, How Do I Know They Know Their Stuff? Simple: Ask questions. Ah, but what questions? The truth is that you need to begin the process by determining which colors in the financial spectrum are relevant to your enterprise. Doing your homework before you contact a tax professional–and being specific about the areas in which […]
Tax Tips for Bloggers, Writers and Journalists Read the script here: PROGRAM 2: Tax Tips for Bloggers, Writers and Journalists Originally aired: Thursday, March 25 11:30 – 12:30 EDT Introduction – Tax Mama Welcome and Introductions o Thanks for joining o Introduce hosts: § Chris Wilson, Master Tax Advisor o Wilson has been a master […]
Acheson’s Rule of the Bureaucracy : A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. Rule of Bureaucracies : It is impossible to distinguish, from a distance, whether the bureaucrats associated with your project are simply sitting on their hands, or frantically trying to cover their asses. Principle of Displaced […]
Today TaxMama hears from Writer Mom at SavvyMommy.com, who says “Last year I published two articles for a magazine and have been trying to build a career as a freelance writer. My earnings totaled $970 from freelance writing last year. Should I file? Do I write off the home office already set up because my […]
Today TaxMama hears from Alice in Montana who asks. “I am a writer, operating as a sole proprietor of a freelance writing and research business. I am nationally published, and have a 20 year tax history doing this. I am writing a children’s book about the dog I adopted and how he was transformed from […]