Ask Taxmama Issue 416 – Lucky 777

Flying 7 Slot Machine

Dear Family,

Are you invited to a wedding today?

You’re not! How can that be. So many people are trying to get married on the lucky 777 day that the Assocation for Wedding Professionals International has put up a map with venues that are still available. Perhaps those couples will hit the jackpot with this wedding day. We certainly wish them well.


TaxQuips generated some interesting personal notes from people about their reactions to helping someone get their life back on track.

In fact, it inspired Judy Vorfeld to write in her blog about stereotypes – and how wrong they can be.

Naturally, that reminded me of a rather special special summer, when I stereotyped two people at the same time.

Don’t you have stories you want Judy to publish, too? (I got lost in blogs and sites, reading about her husband. His family is fascinating, including barnstormers, Hawaii, cesspools and BB guns. I would have loved to have known him!

Aw well, back to the 21st Century and taxes. Sigh.

IRS News has good news and bad news. The good news is that IRS has developed a better Innocent Spouse form. The bad news is – the wonderful Free File Program doesn’t seem to be providing accurate tax returns. Well, you’ve heard the old adage – free is worth what you pay for it.

Speaking of paying, did you hear the one about the generous guy and his quarter? No? Well read today’s Money Funnies. You’ll be twisted up in knots, laughing.

Which leads me to a surprising bit of news. Did you know that Nordstroms owns a bank? I suppose it shouldn’t surprise you, considering how much they make in all their various enterprises. But, the good news for you is, they’re looking for a Controller/VP of Accounting. Read today’s Job
News from TaxMama’s Career Center.

And that does it for me. It’s late, and there’s still lots to do before I sleep. After all, our EA Class starts working on Part III of the exam tomorrow. (One of our students, Gary, just took the Part I exam and passed with glee!)

Oh yes, EA cards are still in the mail, for those of you who passed last year’s exam and are still waiting to hear. IRS is working as quickly as they can to do your background checks and get you approved.

Don’t tax yourself this weekend. Enjoy the summer!

Hugs from your favorite TaxNerd,

Eva Rosenberg, EA

Your TaxMama is watching…out for you.




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