Ask TaxMama Issue 639 – TGIO

Dear Family,

Well, Tax Season is all wrapped up – and many of you have hit the road. I can tell, since so many of your autoresponders are saying you’re gone for the next week or two. I don’t blame you. This year, for some reason, was particularly grueling. Some Tax Pros tell me they are still reeling from the complex new problems they’ve been seeing.

Clearly, I do need a break. TaxMama will be dark this coming week. No emails, no newsletters. No answers to your questions in the TaxQuips Forum or anywhere else. So if you have questions or comments, please, wait to post or send them until April 30. When I return, all refreshed, I’ll be ready and eager to answer all your questions again!

Yesterday’s session, Everything You Want to Know About the EA exam was a lot of fun. All the best people were there. You can replay yesterday’s session – right here.

You’ll have two more opportunities to join us and ask your own questions. The dates and times are below.

This week’s Money Funnies both deal with ways of being misunderstood. Today’s offering is about the choice between honesty and practicality.  Earlier in the week, we learned that appearances can be deceiving, in Afraid to Fly.

In today’s IRS News, the IRS provides some words of reassurance for those who missed the filing deadline – and some tips on how to make things better.

If you want to see all the TaxQuips from earlier in the week, drop by here. But I wouldn’t bother. They were all about getting ready for the filing deadline, so forget it!

We opened registration for the 2012 season of TaxMama’s EA Exam Review Course last week to great enthusiasm.  I suppose the special discounts and explanation sessions help. Or maybe it’s the new TaxMama auto SunShade everyone wants?

Taxmama Sunshade


1) Everyone gets a 15% early bird discount until May 6th.

2) Family members will get a 15% early-bird discount, IN ADDITION TO the regular early-bird discount everyone else gets – until May 6th.

3) We will have, not one, but THREE, free sessions to explain all about the EA Exam and TaxMama’s course. They will take place at different times to accommodate various schedules:

Thursday April 19th       10:00 am Pacific time
Tuesday May 1st            Noon Pacific time
Thursday May 10th        4:00 pm Pacific time

Sign up for IRS News at to get an invitation.

Note: Present members of the class – do NOT re-register. You don’t have to pay for the class again. You will be getting an order form for new books and software (if you want them) in a couple of weeks.  

Remember to follow TaxMama®’s Tweets –

Have you grabbed the TaxQuips Widget for your phone, social networking page, website, or…? You’ll get the TaxQuips as soon as they published – about an hour before they are distributed in by e-mail. It’s a fun gadget. Just pick up the code and paste into your site or phone app.

1) Weekly Equifax blog is still going strong. Filing Taxes: Paperwork For Your Tax Professional

Avoid Paying Penalties on Estimated Taxes

Coming – Last Minute Payments April To-Do List
BizFilings (I will be writing a half dozen articles for them this tax season) What is the Best Entity for Your Business? The Non-Profit as a Business Model


Home Based Business Accounting Software Options


3) Call us – TaxMama and  Bob McCormick on his Money 101 show on KFWB Los Angeles. We’ll be on from 9:00 am – 11:00 am Pacific. Call us 888-KFWB-980 (888-539-2980)


You can replay my chat with Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate


You can find daily TaxQuips into YouTube videos

As always, we love your feedback, opinions and ideas.

You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

TaxNerd gear makes a bold statement year-round.

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama®






04/17/2012 Last Day to set up and fund IRAs and Roth IRAs for previous year

04/17/2012 Individual Personal Returns due

04/17/2012 Personal Returns due – Nonresident, US income, etc.

04/17/2012 Personal Returns due – Easy Form Return

04/17/2012 Personal Returns due – Not Itemizing Return Form

04/17/2012 Personal Return – Extensions due

04/17/2012 US Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return

04/17/2012 US Gift and Generation-Skipping Transfer Tax Return Extension Due

04/17/2012 Partnership Returns due

04/17/2012 Issue K-1′s with Partnership Returns

04/17/2012 Electing Large Partnership Returns due

04/17/2012 Estate & Trusts Returns are due; Bankruptcy fillings use the same form

04/17/2012 Partnership, Estate & Trusts Returns – Extensions due

04/17/2012 Individuals, Farmers & Fishermen Pay 1st Quarter Estimated Tax Payment

04/17/2012 Corporations – 1st Quarter Estimate Tax payment Due

04/17/2012 Estates & Trusts 1st Estimated Tax Payment

04/17/2012 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month

04/30/2012 Deposit FUTA tax if more than $500 was paid through March 31st

04/30/2012 1st Quarter Payroll Tax Returns Due

04/30/2012 1st Quarter Federal Excise Tax Return & Payment Voucher – Form 720

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Follow TaxMama®’s Tweets –

You are invited to put a TaxQuips Widget on your phone, social networking page, website, or… You’ll get the TaxQuips as soon as they published – long before they are distributed in by e-mail. It’s a nifty gadget. Just pick up the code and paste into your site or application.

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