Today TaxMama® wants to talk about the upcoming tax filing deadline on September 15th for calendar year entities. Returns that are due include partnerships, corporations – C & S, certain estates and trusts. It’s important to know what to get ready for your tax pro or you.
Today TaxMama® hears from Idlkotr in the TaxQuips Forum, with a good question. “I have the opportunity to be an independent contractor. I am an occupational therapist who will be working with disabled children in their home. Thus, a lot of driving. I will be doubling my income. I do not have a clue how […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Chan in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question “If my business had an unexpected loss of $102k at end of year last year but I made my quarterly payments anyway – will I have a large refund or credit if so? Where did my tax dollars go? Why has my accountant […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Don with this intriguing question. “My homeowner’s association had a lawn vendor that didn’t charge sales tax for several years. He charged us all at once. Now that the payment is made, what is the correct account to which to charge the payment?”
Today TaxMama® hears from Nick in the TaxQuips Forum who is angry. “This year I saw some disturbing instances where independent contractors were issued 1099-MISC for higher amounts than they were actually paid. Some of contractors were paid in cash and there are no supporting documents on how they were paid. The reason for these […]
Over the years, TaxMama® has learned that the hardest part about doing your tax return is organizing all the data you’ve collected all year. I also realized, early in life, working in accounts payable and payroll departments – that employees have a remarkable resistance to finishing up their expense reports so that they can reimbursed. […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Mary in the TaxQuips Forum who remembers. “During one of the registered tax return preparer (RTRP) presentations on May 15, or 17th, the instructor mentioned getting clients familiar with bookkeeping software. Several names were mentioned. Can you give me the name of the software?”
Today TaxMama® hears from Gary in the TaxQuips Forum who has this problem. Let me paraphrase: “Gary has already filed his LLC’s tax return, reporting all his income properly. Suddenly, nearly three weeks past the 1099 deadline, he gets a 1099 showing income he received, plus reimbursements for materials and supplies – that were not […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Stephanie in the Tax Quips Forum with a very valid concern. “I’m concerned about this requirement that PayPal report my sales numbers via the 1099-K. The clients I work with will also have to send me a 1099-MISC. Won’t that be income that is double reported? Usually I just enter my […]
Today TaxMama hears from Matt in the Tax Quips Forum, who has the right idea. “I have started a side business doing yard work. I am trying to determine the best way to save to pay my taxes. I have a checking account that is just for the side business. I deposit all the money […]
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