Ask TaxMama Issue 676 – Happy Spring

Dear Family,

True…it’s not really the first day of spring any longer. But that’s the only spring graphic I have right now. So…Happy Spring. A favorite season of re-birth, growth and joy.

This week’s Money Funny is all about manners, because some phone solicitor called us (even though we are on the Do Not Call list) and lied about being asked to call back a year ago. (Are YOU on the list?) So perhaps you’ll pick up a few helpful bits of etiquette, too. I learned a lot.

In today’s IRS News, the IRS has over $917 MILLION to return to taxpayers for 2009. If you haven’t filed yet – here’s how to get your money. Then there are those confusing and sometimes contradictory rules when your children have investment income. IRS explains.  There’s some vague, but good news from the IRS. They are waiving late payment penalties for folks who couldn’t compute their tax returns (or file them) on time because the forms were not available until February or March. You’ll need to dig a little for the details. But, do remember to ask for penalties to be waived if you have filed, and get any penalties.

MarketWatch columns now and recently, cover the following topics to help you.   This week will be all about how to minimize your capital gains taxes – and how to figure out your basis. The last few weeks cover: Crunch Time Tax To Do List Filing your taxes? 7 things to check first Is it better to buy or rent a home?

In this week’s Equifax Tax Blog you’ll learn about  Four Tax Tips for Same-sex Couples and Unemployment Taxes and Other Surprises with lots more tips to come.

The full 2013/14 TaxMama Tax Calendar is up – enjoy!

And have a great spring weekend!

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

You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

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