17 days and 16 hours and 58 minutes to go until April 15th.
(Did you see the countdown widget at www.taxmama.com ?)
We’ve got about two weeks to go, and tension is mounting.
Millions of tax returns are transmitted in the last few
days. Doesn’t it amaze you how IRS’s system just absorbs
it all, without fail?
I can’t go a day without running into some glitch somewhere
online. In fact today, I am behind getting this newsletter
done because my host’s server was doing routine maintenance at 5 am. Can you believe it? Who would do maintenance when I am trying to work. (Oh, they think West Coast people are still asleep. Uh huh…not since the Internet!)
Remember when you used to have soooo much more free time?
BI – Before Internet – I actually used to have entire days
to myself. True, I am working longer and sleeping less.
But I am having the time of my life!
Let’s we, what do we have for you today? Oh, lots of
First of all, tune in to this morning’s interview with Jim Blasingame, the Small Business Advocate
For those of you concerned about the schedules that
are transmitted (or not) with your e-filed returns –
read my updated blog at AccountingWeb.com. This morning
I received a contribution from Tennessee CPA Brian F.
Tankersley. If you have data to add, please let me know
and it will get included.
Today’s TaxWatch column on MarketWatch.com is about
how to deal with rental property and roommates – and
offers you a way out of the $25,000 limits. It should
be up by noon today.
This week’s Money Funnies is totally tongue-in-cheek.
It offers up one taxpayers attempt to pay his tax bill.
IRS News shows IRS working overtime to get the Stimulus
Rebates into our hands. (Can you just see the millions
of dollars it’s costing the US Government to pay out
all these Rebates? Oh well, I hope employees are getting
paid lots of overtime. Now THAT does help the economy!)
You will also learn how to get the status of your tax
refund – and Disaster assistance for new and old disasters – in English and Spanish.
TaxQuips this week were a lot of fun. We learnd about some
really weird W-2s popping up this year, whether Section
179 depreciation is affected by AMT (alternative minimum
taxes), solved a major problem with an IRS notice, and
explained how IRS’s propensity to grab your refund works.
This week’s Job Advice is about not lying on your resume.
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.
TAX CALENDAR 2008
03.17.2008 S-Corp Election Decision Due (if Applicable)
03.17.2008 Corporate Returns or Extensions Due / Calendar Year Corps
03.15.2008 Get Personal Data to me if you want to file by April 15th
03.17.2008 Employers Make monthly Payroll tax deposit
03.17.2008 Electing Large Partnerships – Issue K-1s to partners – even if you’re on extension
04.15.2008 Personal, Partnership Returns or Extensions are due
04.15.2008 1st 2008 Estimated Payment Due
04.15.2008 Employers Make monthly Payroll tax deposit
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- Ask TaxMama :: Where taxes are fun and answers are free
www.TaxQuips.com :: The number ONE free tax podcast online
- Money Funnies :: Paying Your Tax Bill
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- Job Advice of the Week :: Don't Lie on Your Resume
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