This month, the IRS is catching up on procedures, alerts and announcements. We are getting several announcements each day. TaxMama summarizes it for you.
Intro paragraph: Employers – PLEASE PAY ATTENTION NOW! You can no longer get away with treating employees as freelancers. Aside from several recent court decisions, there are too many ways for your employees to turn you in to the IRS and state authorities. After all, if the employees don’t want to pay YOUR half of the […]
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 George in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “I just bought a new truck to use for business use and I have a few questions: 1. I want to add a few after-market parts – running boards, heated seats, and heated steering wheel. Will I be able to deduct the cost […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Raj in the TaxQuips Forum, with a common issue. Let me summarize. (You can read the discussion here ) His tax return is being audited and the IRS auditor wants copies of receipts for his hotel stays for all his travel. But he used the IRS per diem rates, so he […]
Today TaxMama® hears from a couple of people in the TaxQuips Forum, with similar questions. The second one combines both person’s concerns. “My wife is a graduate student who received a few research grants this year. Some of them want to give the money directly to her instead of through the university, and have asked […]
Today TaxMama® hears from G in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question that raises a common issue. Let me rephrase the issue. “I used a subcontractor (or paid for parts) on a job for a customer. I only got to keep a part of the income. The rest went to pay the sub or for […]
Today TaxMama® hears from TaxSeason in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “Is there an easy or quick way to figure the commuting miles for people who file a Schedule C? (ie…5% of business miles)?”
Today TaxMama® hears from Hernandez in the TaxQuips Forum with good question. “I am one of two partners in a architecture service partnership. We are considering using life insurance, specifically whole life, as a way to save excess cash and lower our taxes. Are payments for insurance considered business expenses for a partnership? What is […]
Today TaxMama® hears from CotoPop in the TaxQuips Forum with a good question. “A client purchases a high end car in January, 2010 ($52,000). It is only used for personal purposes in 2010 and 2011. In January 2012 client starts a new business and uses the car 80% for business. Client is going to use […]