Author Archives: TaxMama

Navigating the California Employee vs Independent Contractor Maze

Subtitle: Playing 10 Questions with California’s Employment Development Department Since the California Legislature passed Assembly Bill 5 (AB5) in September of 2019, the rules regard who is and who is not an employee in this state have gotten ever more stringent – and confusing. Why confusing? Because there was a very loud roar from several […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips Ready or Not – Time is Up!

Listen to the Podcast: Watch the Podcast (on 10/15)     It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com. Today TaxMama® wants talk to you about the final income filing deadline for this year’s tax returns.                 Dear Family, Every year we get to this point in time. Getting down to the wire. […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips IRS Unemployment Refunds Alert

It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com®. Today TaxMama® wants talk to you about the unemployment refund checks the IRS has started to send out. Yours may be on the way!           Dear Family, In today’s TaxQuip, I want to reach taxpayers who prepare your own tax returns. Please share this with anyone […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips Where are your Refunds?

    It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com®. Today TaxMama® wants talk to you about the biggest question out there – Where is my #$#DE Refund?       Dear Family, Are you still waiting for your IRS refund? Has it been 3, 4, 6 months since you filed your tax return, and you’re still singing, […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips IRS Improvements Summer of 2021

  It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com® – today TaxMama® wants to tell you about resources that are opening up for you on the IRS website.       Dear Family, The IRS was busy last week, issuing announcements people have been waiting for about the advance payment of the Child Tax Credit this summer. The […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips Updates and Due Dates

It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com® – Today TaxMama® wants to remind you about tomorrow’s due date – June 15th.     Dear Family, With two topsy turvy tax years due to COVID19, it’s harder to keep track of deadlines. But, for the rest of this year, all deadlines are the same as they have been […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips June is Busting out all Over

It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com® – today TaxMama® wants to give you some strategies or recommendations about how to deal with the retroactive changes from the American Rescue Act.

Everything You Want to Know About the EA Exam 2021-2022

We are starting another EA Exam testing year on May 1, 2021. With all the IRS office closures, unopened mail and with IRS phone lines having super long waits, the skills of an Enrolled Agent are more valuable than EVER! This is a great time to improve your tax and representation skills and become an […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips – An Ode to April 15!

  An Ode to April 15! Why is every year the same When we play this taxing game? “May 17th” turns out to be, something we couldn’t really foresee! With estimates still due on April 15. Folks do think the IRS is mean! Costs us more than just one night Making sure that all is […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips To Extend or Not – and When?

It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com® – today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about the upcoming April 15th deadline – sort of…           Dear Family, Well, we are one week away from the traditional filing deadline of April 15th. Do we still care? After all, the IRS moved the filing deadline […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips Take Pressure Off your Tax Pro

Tax Season Blues

  It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com®. Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about the nervous breakdown your tax professional is about to have. And why.           Dear Family, I am extremely alarmed by what I am reading and seeing from the tax professional community – at all levels. From the […]