Ask Taxmama Issue 422 – Flying High

Dear Family,

Sunday, August 19, 2007 is National Aviation Day.

Do you remember the first time you saw an airplane in the sky? Were you fascinated with how that able to stay up there with all the people in it? Were you afraid it was going to fall? I used to hold my breath as airplanes went by, hoping they’d stay up.

And then, one day, I saw one up close. It was taxiing to a gate. It was really startling to see that it had wheels. To my three-year-old mind, I’d never realized that. After all, birds don’t have wheels. That took a little time to get my head around, too.

In spite of all your frustrations and delays, courtesy of TSA and the reason for TSA, hopefully, you’ll be able to pause on your next flight – and enjoy the magic of the experience.

This week’s TaxQuips is filled with discussions and input from you. Someone even had the audacity to say that TaxMama was wrong. Can you believe that?

All I can say about that – is what my father used to say.
“I am always right.

Except when I am wrong.”

This week’s Money Funnies teaches you negotiation skils. You’ll find that Norm, Hiram, and Max are brilliant at it. Read it here or online.

IRS News this week is introduces IRS’s Business Resource site. If you haven’t ever visited that area, you’re missing out on a rich source of tools and information. You’ll also learn a little bit more about the Savers Credit and some TaxMama
notes about it. Read it here or online.

And before you get to work for the day, give up a moment
of silence and reflection for those folks in Peru.
Mother Nature can strike anywhere. This is the most
powerful earthquake I ever remember in my lifetime.

To learn more about earthquakes around the world:

Time to get to work!

Have an untaxing, fun week!

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.


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