Ask Taxmama Issue 441 – 2008 Darwin Awards

Dear Family,

Did you know that this week is Universal Letter Writing Week?

The Crayola site has some cute activities for children to do.

The presidential primaries will be the focus of much
of your radio and television news features. If you
don’t want to listen to all the fluff, or don’t have

the patience to watch all the posturing, the Internet
is a great place to help you get to the heart of the
information and to really find out more about the
candidates and their issues.

Read all about the Buying of the President – and their

fundraising activities and sources – the spoils of
winning the presidential wars and the history of the role
of money in the elections.

Moving on to more fun stuff, today’s Money Funny is the

actual, honest to goodness, 2008 Darwin Awards.
This is the real McCoy, not just the stuff working its
way around the Internet. And you’ll find a link to the
Darwin Awards site, so you can subscribe to their newsletter
and vote on your favorite imbeciles.

Speaking of brilliant ideas, this week’s job advice is
titled “I want to gain 10 pounds and start smoking”

TaxQuips this week opens up questions about Health Savings

Accounts, family housing payment arrangements, emergency tips,
worldwide income and divorce. Be sure to read folks’ comments.
There’s some fascinating information provided.

This week, we have lots of IRS News. You’re going to learn

which is the best form to use for your tax return, how to
select a tax preparer from IRS’s perspective, and learn that
you just may be eligigle to file online for free. No kidding!

You’ll also find links to some new IRS resources and forms.

As always, we love your feedback, opinions and ideas.
You are what makes all this fun – and intersting!

Please use the Comments link online.

We’re back on a weekly schedule with
This week, you will January’s To Do’s.
Next week, look for the annual online filing article.

Also, you’ll find TaxMama in the AAA South magazine,
this Sunday’s Daily News (San Fernando Valley), Massage
Magazine, More Magazine, and so many more that I don’t
even remember who I called me this week.

Have an untaxing, joyful and 2008.

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.


01.02.2008 File Form 2290 – Heavy Highway Vehicles

01.15.2008 4th Estimated Payment Due

Farmers and fishermen. Estimated tax for 2006 Due

01.15.2008 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit

01.31.2008 Furnish W-2s/1099/1098s to recipients

01.31.2008 File Quarterly/Annual Payroll/Sales Tax Returns

01.31.2008 Individuals – Filing personal return and pay all taxes Without Penalty if January 15, 2008 estimated payment missed NEW



Keep your Resolutions:
Here’s a well-thought-out e-book to help you start the
year off properly. It contains a place for you to
list your promises to yourself – and lots of tools to

help you achieve your goals.

Download the book here (just use your e-mail address in this e-mail, so you can avoid subscribing to
my newsletters twice.)

Feel free to share this link with your friends, your clients and your mailing list.

Explore Simpleology 101 – It includes set of step-by-step daily missions for you to follow to get more focused and become more successful this year.

You can check them off as you go.

Audio and Video Training
Is 2008 the year you learn to put use audio and video
on your websites or online? Here are some excellent
no-cost training opportunities. All you need is time.

Join David at

Join for free and you’ll be able to give Michael Angier’s ‘101 Best Year-End and New Year Questions’ to everyone you know. It’s an excellent way to open a dialog with those close to you – and to ensure that 2008 will be a great year.



ThinkGeek has some wonderful, unusual stuff, including something very like a Dick Tracy watch – a touchscreen cell phone PDA watch. They also have the USB Memory watch that holds 2GB of data. Just click on Holiday Mega Deals.

Open your own Zazzle account and create personalized

gifts to your family and friends. You still have time
to get things delivered before Chanukah ends. Really.
You don’t need to use my designs – use your own photos and artwork.*

Join (FREE!) and you’ll be able
to give Michael Angier’s ‘101 Best Year-End and New
Year Questions’ to everyone you know. It’s an excellent

way to open a dialog with those close to you – and to
ensure that 2008 will be a great year. And there’s no
charge for this gift at all.


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Summer Family Identity – 3 Choices:

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Since it’s summer, and you’re probably going to be traveling with your family, consider getting matching T-shirts and/or hats.

(DO NOT PUT ANYONE’S NAME ON THEM – you’re just asking strangers to kidnap your children!)

But do put everyone’s picture – so even if you don’t know the local language, you can point to a family member and ask if anyone has seen him or her. Or use a graphic or piece of art you all like. You’ll find three options right here in our SPECIAL DEALS section.

Use your art or others – and customize it

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Get volume discounts on orders of 2 or more.

Get extra discounts for yourself and friends after you order.

Stuff for Back to School and Back to Work

Cafe Press is the home of TaxMama’s shops

But you can upload your own art and graphics and unify your family – even your pets.

Get extra discounts for yourself and friends after you order.

WOW DEAL! Embroidery

Wouldn’t you love to get your logo or family crest, or picture or whatever, EMBROIDERED on hats and T-Shirts?

Well, it costs a heck of a lot less than you think.

You can get 12 items for $99! That includes the set-up fees.

Can you believe that? Use Coupon Code PC076c
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(They have a lot more than shirts – and all sizes)

They do a gorgeous job.