Category Archives: Charities

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips Giving and Receiving

    It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com® . Today TaxMama® wants talk to you about an issue raised by Jean Mammen, EA. She says that right around now, there is so much going on, helping refugees, the homeless, and others who have experienced adversity. So, let me give you some quick tips about the tax […]

TaxMama’s® TaxQuips Goodbye 2021

  It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com® – Today TaxMama® wants talk to you about some year-end tips and ideas to get ready for next year.                       Dear Family, This year is coming to a close remarkably fast. It seems it was just January one blink […]

TaxMama’s TaxQuips Giving Tuesday

Today is a special day, especially precious to those facing serious challenges this year – it’s Giving Tuesday.

Are Vehicle Donations Down?

subtitle: Why donations are down – especially vehicles Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about charitable contributions, especially vehicle donations.       How are charitable donations of vehicles affected because of the new tax rules – effective as of December  2017, in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/irs-guidance-explains-rules-for-vehicle-donations ? The first tax […]

Last Minute Tax Tips for 2018

Today TaxMama®wants to give you some steps to take before the end of 2018. Dear Family, This year, it’s especially difficult to figure out how to reduce your taxes. The average couple is not likely to be itemizing any more. Folks with high employee business expenses won’t be able to use them. Individuals with mortgages […]

2016 Mileage

TaxMama® and Ken Jeffries interview: LISTEN TO PODCAST: [s3audio url=”https://taxmama.audioacrobat.com/download/TaxMama_1-2016_Mileage.mp3″ /] Ken: It’s TaxQuips Time from TaxMama.com . Today TaxMama covers deductible mileage. What kinds of mileage are deductible by individuals and businesses?buy fluoxetine online https://www.mobleymd.com/wp-content/languages/new/fluoxetine.html no prescription TaxMama: Actually, there are four ways to take advantage of vehicle-related deductions: Medical mileage Moving Mileage Job […]

Crowdfunding for Medical Costs

Today TaxMama® hears from Josh in the TaxQuips Forum with this interesting question, let me re-phrase. “I want to raise money for a family member who is ill, using crowd-funding. What’s the best way to do this with the least tax impact?”

Charity by Proxy

Today TaxMama® hears from GuideForThePoor in the TaxQuips Forum, who has an interesting question. “Suppose your deductions are too low to itemize, but you still want to give money to charity. Can you give the money to a friend who does itemize – and have the friend donate it to charity and get the deduction?” […]

Charity Raffle Costs

Today TaxMama® hears from Eliezer in the TaxQuips Forum with this interesting question. “Many non-profit organizations run raffles with great prizes. Sometimes the raffle tickets can get pricey (>$100) and the entrants want to deduct these amounts as charitable contributions to the non-profit organization. Assuming the entrant did not have any winnings, is there any situation […]

IRS Offers Tax Tips for “The Season of Giving”

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service December is traditionally a month for giving generously to charities, friends and family. But it’s also a time that can have a major impact on the tax return you’ll file in the New Year. Here are some “Season of Giving” tips from the IRS covering everything from charity donations […]

IRS Steps up Quickly to Help Hurricane Sandy Victims

Last week, before Commissioner Doug Shulman left, he made sure that the IRS was in  position to cut red-tape and make life easier for Hurricane Sandy victims. Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Sandy in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York Victims of Hurricane Sandy that began on Oct. 27 in parts of Connecticut, New […]