Ask Taxmama Issue 431 – Frightful Weekend

Dear Family,

You can’t turn the news on anywhere without seeing constant

reports of the California Wildfires. The Los Angeles Times
has built a Google Map of the fires, you can check anytime.

I can’t ever remember a Santa Ana season (the hot winds) when
sooooooooooo many people have been evacuated from their homes.

California does tend to have fires. But relatively few homes or
structures ever burn down, due to the diligence of our Fire
Departments – AND the help they get from fire departments
around the country.

If you are a parying kind of person, this is a good time to

pray for the safety and welfare of all the firefighters and
volunteers – as well as the people in the affected areas.

IRS has already jumped in with tax information for the victims,
which you’ll find in today’s IRS News. But be careful. These

areas have not yet been declared Presidential Disaster Areas.

In this week’s TaxQuips, we learn about heros, an AIDS survivor,
a diligent investor and a charity that wants to turn the jewelry

and coins they’ve received into cash. But, I’ve got to tell you,
some of the Comments are even more interesting than my answers!

Our Money Funnies is punny, with twisted Confucius sayings –

or Pun Fucius Say (those who hate puns, please avoid this page).

IRS News also covers the new reporting rules for Gambling Tournaments.
If you participate, on TV or in casinos, you’ll want to read this.

This week’s Job Advice is about motivation.
Motivate over there to read it.

Well, it’s time to go. Still a lot to do before we put Pop to rest,

and to get ready for tomorrow’s last EA class, and Monday’s
CA NATP sessions.

Have an untaxing, Boooo-tiful week!

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.


10.31.2007 3rd Quarter Payroll Taxes Due
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