Ask TaxMama Issue 656 – Bearing Up

 Dear Family,

Well, California just made Kiplinger’s Worst State to Live In lists – Twice. The 10 Least Friendly Tax States, and the 5 States with the Highest Income Tax. Yup…it’s time to think about moving somewhere else. But where? I have this article right at hand, from nearly a year ago. But haven’t had time to really do an analysis. Which state do you think is the best one to live in?

In about a week, all those business and estate tax returns come due. The good news is, since September 15th falls on a weekend, we get two extra days to finish them all up. The bad news is, all the taxes on those entities are also due. As are your personal estimated taxes – installment #3. Since this may be too much to handle all at once,… this week’s It’s A WAHM thing column is designed to help you deal with your tax debt, without paying out thousands of dollars for help. 4 Easy Steps to Resolving Your Tax Problems.

This week’s Money Funnies will give you a new perspective on words you already know and love. Please, add your own!

Today, in IRS News we learn that the Taxpayer Advocate Service is cutting back on the cases they will accept. Clearly, they are overloaded. But they will help you if you need it. We also get information about IRS’s help for victims of Hurricane Isaac. You get lots of extra time to file, pay, etc.

This week’s Equifax Blog covers Tax Issues to Resolve During Your Divorce . Dedicated to some special friends.

If you want to see all the TaxQuips from earlier in the week, drop by here. There are some interesting topics.

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At TaxMama’s EA Exam Review Course. Tomorrow, we’re working on the first Final Review for Part 2. And we’re finishing up Part 2 classes, next week. You still have time to Join the fun!


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08/30/2012 Time for businesses to consider setting up retirement plans
09/17/2012 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month
09/17/2012 Partnership Returns Due- FINAL DEADLINE
09/17/2012 Corporate Returns Due- FINAL DEADLINE
09/17/2012 S Corporate Returns Due- FINAL DEADLINE
09/17/2012 Estate & Trusts Returns – Final Deadline; Bankruptcy fillings use the same form
09/17/2012 Individuals, Farmers & Fishermen Pay 3rd Quarter Estimated Tax Payment
09/17/2012 Corporations – 3rd Quarter Estimate Tax payment Due
09/17/2012 Estates & Trusts 3rd Estimated Tax Payment
09/17/2012 Deadline for Corporations and Partnerships to fund SEP-IRAs for previous year.
09/30/2012 Last day to establish SIMPLE plans for current year
09/30/2012 Time for businesses to consider setting up retirement plans

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