Ask TaxMama Issue 544 – Go HIRE Someone

Womens History Month

Dear Family,

Do the weeks seem to fly by faster and faster? Whew! It was just Monday a few minutes ago.

OK, the big excitement this week was Congress pushing through the HIRE Act – and President Obama signed it immediately. Kind of surprised my friends at IRS when I called first thing yesterday morning. They couldn’t give anything ‘on the record’ until the bill was signed into law. They told me President Obama often holds bills for days without signing them; I’d have to wait. A few hours later – voila! A press release from IRS because the HIRE Act was suddenly law. See, you really should believe your TaxMama!

In the meantime, we discussed the HIRE Act at our first 2010 TaxMama Roundtable this week. About a half dozen tax professionals were there – no civilians. You should be there. You can really get your questions answered in depth. We covered a surprising array of topics, considering the time we had:

  • The new HIRE Act
  • The Homebuyers credit
  • Truck Drivers Tax Home
  • Ideas on how to get new clients
  • Dealing with banks who want letters you can’t give them – or can you?
  • Deductions for school teachers
  • Good places to network
  • Where to get good, inexpensive CPE
  • e-filing tax returns with foreign addresses

Join us next month. They will take place every third Thursday morning.

We all know how misunderstood parents tend to be. Doesn’t it really bug you to see all those movies and TV series where the kids are smarter than the parents? It’s teaching our children to disregard our advice, guidance and tutelage. How do you overcome that kind of conditionion? It’s not easy, but Jacqueline Green is making a valiant effort to help!

Don’t miss today’s Parenting Summit – it’s FREE
Jacqueline Green and 12+ speakers will be giving their top parenting tips for free starting this Frida March 19, 2010. And an audio replay package is available if you don’t want to find the time to catch all the interviews.
March 19th – 26th, 2010 via phone, web or replay

NEXT WEEK – join TaxMama and H&R Block Tax Specialists
Two Radio Shows on March 25th. You can call in with your questions
7:00 – 8:00 am Pacific – Tax Tips for Individuals
8:30 – 9:30 am Pacific – Tax Tips for Bloggers, Writers and Journalists – Stay tuned over the next few days for some detail on how the HIRE Act affects businesses – and some tips you need to know.

This week TaxMama’s TaxWatch gives you the lowdown on how to use the new HIRE Act to your advantage – to help you get a job. Employers will be discriminating, looking for new hires who will allow them to get that precious tax holiday.

In IRS News today you will learn about the new HIRE Act is designed to encourage employers to hire YOU. IRS gives you 5 ways to reduce stress; and they just missed the Ides of March, when IRS told you to Beware of 2010’s “Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams.

In today’s Money Funny you get to sing along to the Senior Sound Of Music.

In TaxQuips this week we learn whether you can make IRS apply your refund to a specific year; if you can take your spouse as a dependent; whether or not Social Security benefits are taxable; and a preview of the features of the new HIRE Act.

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You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

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03/31/2010 Electronic filing of W-3’s with Social Security Admin including issued W-2’s
03/31/2010 Electronic filing of US transmittal of US information Returns
04/15/2010 Last Day to set up and fund IRAs and Roth IRAs for previous year
04/15/2010 Individual Personal Returns due 
04/15/2010 Personal Returns due – Nonresident, US income, etc.
04/15/2010 Personal Returns due – Easy Form Return
04/15/2010 Personal Returns due – Not Itemizing Return Form
04/15/2010 Personal Return – Extensions due 
04/15/2010 US Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return
04/15/2010 US Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return Extension Due
04/15/2010 Partnership Returns due 
04/15/2010 Issue K-1’s with Partnership Returns
04/15/2010 Electing Large Partnership Returns due 
04/15/2010 Estate & Trusts Returns are due; Bankruptcy fillings use the same form
04/15/2010 Partnership, Estate & Trusts Returns – Extensions due 
04/15/2010 Individuals, Farmers & Fishermen Pay 1st Quarter Estimated Tax Payment
04/15/2010 Corporations – 1st Quarter Estimate Tax payment Due 
04/15/2010 Estates & Trusts 1st Estimated Tax Payment
04/15/2010 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month
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