Ask TaxMama Issue 460 – Ten Commandments and a Farm Bill

Happy Shavuot

Dear Family,

Sitting here trying to get work done is sometimes hard. Especially when people call you up with their problems and tell you stories they don’t realize are hilarious. Someone told me about a problem they were having yesterday with an employee of one of her clients. After I stopped laughing, I was compelled to write my perspective of the problem she described. You’ll get a kick out of this.

It’s been a busy week, immersed in writing and teaching for the EA Exam Review classes running every other day, while juggling doctor visits and meds for some obscure ailment that suddenly took my breath away after working for 36 hours straight, interrupted with three hours sleep, and teaching for 4 1/2 hours, then ingesting salty barbecue potato chips and diet Coke (more sodium) and soaking in a hot tub for 2 hours (while finishing up a good book)…Do you think my body turned into a sponge, with all that sodium just absorbing all that water? Wow! Talk about water retention! It literally takes your breath away. Yeah, well, it certainly took mine away – for several days.

And how are you doing?

This week’s Job Advice is about making your resume and information
easy to find. TheLadders just released a new TV Commercial that’s a

kick. They let me put a copy on the site. You’ll be amused.
And perhaps inspired to reach for a $100,000+ job or position.

Speaking of striving, today’s Money Funnies introduces us to an open-minded cleric who wants to understand local customs.

Let’s see what else we have for you today.

TaxQuips this week explains the ramifications of splitting up a marital estate, the implications of two personal residences at a time, payroll withholding to a teen, and how to deposit tax refunds for dead people.

IRS News summarizes the new Tax Bill. You’ll be happy to see some limit to subsidies to rich people, to learn that Food Stamps are being replaced with debit cards – and there’s money in the bill to reduce obesity!

“How long do I have to keep my records? And what do I have to keep?” Join me on Wednesday June 18th at 1:00 pm PDT for a webinar on that very topic. It won’t cost you a dime – and you can ask your questions about your own specific situation. Sign up 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.


06.16.2008 2nd 2008 Estimated Payment – all entities Due

06.16.2008 Personal Tax Returns Due for US Taxpayers overseas

06.16.2008 or File extensions for US Taxpayers overseas Form 4868



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Open your own Zazzle account and create personalized

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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.

(DO NOT PUT ANYONE’S NAME ON THEM – you’re just asking strangers to kidnap your children!)

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Wouldn’t you love to get your logo or family crest, or picture or whatever, EMBROIDERED on hats and T-Shirts?

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