Ask Taxmama Issue 435 – Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Family,

Well Happy Thanksgiving!

You’re getting this week’s issue early, because most
people won’t be working Friday and I just wanted to


Really, THANK YOU.

Spending the year with you is a treat.
The Internet is not a cold place filled with strangers

when there are folks like you in it. Your stories,
your advice, your suggestions, and the humor you share
with me, with us, enriches my life. is possible because of you.

But it’s not all serious stuff, so let’s not get too

gushy here. TaxMama is about silliness too. So, in the
spirit of a Southern California Thanksgiving, where
we are facing cool temperatures of 76 degrees…

I give you my attempt at poetry –

Twas Right After Thanksgiving

IRS News this week really doesn’t have anything
exciting. Some technical stuff. But there is a piece
about the Honda Hybrids

Our Job Advice of the Week tells you to focus on
the present. Always a good idea.

And this week’s TaxQuips offerings include a

question about refunds and avoiding audit, deducting
charitable contributions when you don’t itemize, and
another of the eternal, tax bankruptcy questions.

So enjoy today’s issue – and do share your comments

and your traditions with us. (Read about TaxMama
when she used to make the Family Thanksgiving dinner.)!

Have an untaxing, family weekend!

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.




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