Ask TaxMama Issue 464 – We Began With Freedom

4th of July Weekend

Dear Family,

Oh we have such a treat for you. My long-time Internet buddy Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate wrote a rousing essay for the 4th of July – We Began With Freedom. You’re really going to enjoy this!

Have you seen the new Wall-E movie?

Wow, for me? It’s totally narcisstic. An entire movie where 1/3 of the dialogue is “Eva”. The other third is “Wall-E”. Then there are a few sentences by some of the other characters.

Sheesh, how many different ways do you think you can say Eva or Wall-E? Somehow Ben Burt and Elissa Knight mnanaged to get a variety of expressions into my name and Wall-E’s.

It’s a fun movie. Not what I expected when I saw the cute little robot. Doesn’t Wall-E look like Number 5 (Number 5 – Alive!) from Short Circuit? For some reason, I was expecting a bit more human interaction in the film.

Since this is a popular movie and film marathon week, I hope there are other fun films out there.

If not, better yet, we’ll all be barbequeing – and maybe having conversations instead of watching a screen. Of course there will be sports on TV. OK, forget the conversations.

Just go out, get wet, get grilled and have fun!

Speaking of things to do, this week’s Job Advice is about overcoming passivity. (Gee that’s a bad thing in tax terms, too.) Get actively involved in your job search.

Today’s Money Funnies is about a woman who certainly was active. Take a look at road rage.

In TaxQuips this week we discuss donating half your profits to charity, preparing your own offer in compromise, filing corporation returns late – and last, but not least – how to take money out of your retirement tax-free. Especially read all the comments by our Tax Pros and members of TaxMama’s family.

IRS News – since it’s a holiday weekend, we’ll let IRS rest for now. Lots of useful notes next week.

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

Please use the Comments link online.

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.


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