Ask Taxmama Issue 446 – Happy Presidents Weekend


Dear Family,

Happy Presidents Day Weekend.

Monday is the hybrid day that is neither Washington’s Birthday nor Lincoln’s – just a Monday, giving us a long weekend. Federal and State offices and schools will be closed. We will be too (since TaxPapa works for the School District).

Traffic on the roads will not be moving today, as people take off for the long weekend. So plan your local jaunts carefully and check traffic reports before traveling.

For those of you who used to know all the presidents, or you’re heading for a game show, or you want to keep your children from asking, yet again, “are we there yet?” – here’s a link to all the presidents of the United States. Print out the information. Give a copy of each of your vehicle-mates. And create trivia games. Find an interesting fact. Ask a question – and see who can find it in the pages you’ve given them.

For instance which president was “was so honest that if you turned his soul inside out there would not be a spot on it”?
(Don’t peek, but the answer is somewhere in today’s newsletter.)
Give up? See the Resource Box below.

Incidentally, if you click on the Happy Presidents Day graphic above, you’ll find a link to an interesting book on civility by George Washington.

Money Funnies this week gives you Rules to Live by,
from my cousin in Israel.

TaxQuips this week deals with 17-year-olds with jobs,
casualty losses, the annual “I didn’t get my W-2” question,
and TaxMama’s Audit No Nos.

IRS News includes TaxMama’s annual Online Filing Article.
You’ll learn about non-taxable income. And Stimulus.

Once President Bush signed the Stimulus Package, IRS jumped right in with information. Please read the ENTIRE article in today’s TaxQuips, where IRS explains how things are going to work. Please, do not ask me any questions until AFTER you have read the whole article. Any questions that come to me that are answered in the article – I will ignore. IRS has provided the answers.

Incidentally, did you know that many of IRS’s Tax Tips this season include the mellifluous voice of Theresa Branscombe, dubbed the voice of IRS by TaxMama? IRS recently added this feature with Theresa interviewing folks at IRS to explain more about the printed information in the article. Quite illuminating – and brief.

Today is February 15th. If you filed a W-4 with your employer last year claiming to be exempt from Federal tax withholding, file a new W-4 again for this year – by today. (See the tax calendar below.

Status on The 100% Home-Based Business Tax Solution:
1) TaxMama’s e-book is ready for prime time!
When you place your order, you will instanly get a link to download the e-book. Remember to download the current
edition every time you use the e-book. There will be something new and improved every month – at no additional charge.

2) Bob Whitaker, creator of the Tax MiniMiser will be spending next week at our printers and fulfillment house overseeing the production of the tax kits and the CD. We should be shipping orders by the end of next week.

Are you coming on the Cruise!
Join California NATP on the Recharge Your Battery Tax Cruise You’ll find the details, reservation forms and even passport forms here

As always, we love your feedback, opinions and ideas.
You are what makes all this fun – and interesting!

Please use the Comments link online.

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.


02.15.2008 File new W-4 with Employer if you claimed exempt last year

02.17.2008 (My clients) Get Corp Data to me if you want to file without extension

02.29.2008 Mortgage Interest file Form 1098s with IRS

02.29.2008 File W-2’s with Social Security Admin

02.29.2008 File 1099’s with IRS

02.29.2008 File City of L.A. Business License/Tax Form


Keep your Resolutions:
Here’s a well-thought-out e-book to help you start the
year off properly. It contains a place for you to
list your promises to yourself – and lots of tools to

help you achieve your goals.

Download the book here (just use your e-mail address in this e-mail, so you can avoid subscribing to
my newsletters twice.)

Feel free to share this link with your friends, your clients and your mailing list.

Explore Simpleology 101 – It includes set of step-by-step daily missions for you to follow to get more focused and become more successful this year.

You can check them off as you go.

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Open your own Zazzle account and create personalized

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Join (FREE!) and you’ll be able
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Since it’s summer, and you’re probably going to be traveling with your family, consider getting matching T-shirts and/or hats.

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