Did you enjoy the Stop Taxing My Patience Contest – from Office Depot and H&R Block?
The questions were so interesting. I love good questions – especially if they are short and challenging. The forum and all the questions will stay up for your benefit. But you can no longer post to it.
Please post your questions in the Ask TaxMama forum – http://taxmama.wpengine.com/forum
I am doing my best to keep up with all your questions. And now, since they are online, the best tax pros in the country can help you too.
All the experts who have been answering questions in the past – and are doing so now – are getting upgraded to the Family Membership ($177 value). And you can include a link to your website, so people can find engage your services, if they are impressed with you.
So, if you’ve always wanted to become proficient at helping people, this is the time to do it. Be sure to research your answers and to provide links to the source of your information. Just posting a flip answer that adds nothing to the discussion will not qualify you for the upgrade. Also, you must use your real name. Usernames just won’t cut it for this deal. We want to know who you are.
Since it’s TaxNerd season, I’ve updated the TaxMama Zazzle Shop, where you can find all kinds of clothes, hats, bags and other goodies to proclaim your TaxNerdieness. Better yet, you can customize all the Tax Nerd goodies with your own name, company name, or witticism. A great way to promote your tax practice, too – for all you proud tax pros. Incidentally, you can customize the TaxMama stuff, too.
Has anything been going on in the news this week?
Let’s see, according to Lynn Freer from Spidell Publishing Inc www.caltax.com , we learn that the COBRA subsidies have been extended another 6 months – to fifteen months. If you were laid off, please check with your employer if you can participate. For details about how the whole COBRA subsidy works, here is some information from last year – http://taxmama.wpengine.com/alert-for-cobra-subsidy-recipients/
A reminder that the Social Security income report you get each year does not include the $250 reimbursement you may have recieved. My clients have been showing me a separate letter from the SSA telling them they are receiving that extra $250 check. If you are on Social Security, VA retirement or disability, or Railroad retirement or disability, and you are not sure if you received the $250 or not – call your agency. Unfortunately, there is no quick look-up online.
This week, TaxMama’s media visits took me to see Jeff Levy, the Digital Doctor
Brent Clanton on CNN 650 in Houston – you can listen to the recording of the show
We were with Jim Blasingame, Small Business Advocate – You can listen to that show – and few others that might be helpful to you, from the past.
Remember to enter Intuit’s Love A Local Business competition. And please, feel free to vote for us, too.
Please add another helpful tip to WeFoundASolution.com this week.
This week TaxMama’s TaxWatch gives you the February To Do list, things you should be working on right now.
In today’s Money Funny you get a lesson in Marketing 101. You’ll enjoy this.
In IRS News today we learn Seven Tax Tips for Disabled Taxpayers, and we learn what income is taxable – and what is not?
In TaxQuips this week we learn what to do if your employer goes bankrupt and you won’t be getting a W-2; how to account for bouncing castles on your books; what to do if you left your business mileage off your tax return last year – and also didn’t submit it to your boss for reimbursement; and whether or not you can get education credits or deductions for the computer you use for college courses.
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.
02.16.2010 Employees to File new W-4 with Employer
02.16.2010 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month
03/01/2010 File Paper copy W-3’s with Social Security Admin including copies of W-2’s
03/01/2010 File paper copy of US transmittal of US information Returns
03/01/2010 Farmers & Fisherman – Use Personal Income Tax Return – Sole Proprietor
03/16/2010 S-Corp Election Decision Due (if Applicable)
03/16/2010 S Corporate Returns Due / Calendar Year
03/16/2010 Issue K-1’s S Corporate Returns / Calendar Year
03/16/2010 Corporate Returns Due / Calendar Year
03/16/2010 Corporate Returns/S Corp Extensions Due / Calendar Year
03/16/2010 Foreign Persons US Income subject to withholdings
03/16/2010 Annual Tax Return of US Income subject to withholdings of Foreign Persons
03/16/2010 Employers Make Monthly Payroll tax deposit on the 15th of each month
03/16/2010 Electing Large Partnerships – Issue K-1s to partners – even if you’re on extension
03/31/2010 Electronic filing of W-3’s with Social Security Admin including issued W-2’s
03/31/2010 Electronic filing of US transmittal of US information Returns
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