Category Archives: Credits

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 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 […]

Last Minute New Tax Laws and Changes

    Today TaxMama® wants to give you some very big news about tax law changes. On December 20th President Trump signed into law the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act. Those 715 pages included two major tax bills – the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act (SECURE Act) and the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster […]

TaxMama’s TaxQuips Filing the IRS Postcard 2018

Today TaxMama® wants to update you on the Postcard Tax Form .

Deductible Day Care

Today TaxMama® hears from Mel  in the TaxQuips Forum, with this reasonable question.  “I have a client who sends their 5 year old to a private Christian school for pre-K. Can this be deductible like daycare?https://kidneyurostonecentre.com/wp-content/languages/new/xifaxan.html Is private school deductible at all in the upper grades?”

TaxMama s TaxQuips Health Care Mystery

Today TaxMama® hears from SwampWiz in the TaxQuips Forum, who is frustrated (can you blame him? Please read his detailed rant. Following is simply a summary.)  “I had read an official IRS notice that stated that if the individual’s income were to be “higher” than the one that had been proposed for the subsidy, the […]

Homebuyer Credit is Broken – Again

Today TaxMama® hears from MelissaMarie in the TaxQuips Forum, with a new problem. Let me summarize. She sold her home at a loss last year. She had bought it in 2008 using the Homebuyers Credit – which was required to be repaid – unless she sold the home at a loss. This year, the IRS […]

Overseas Education

Today TaxMama® hears from Chell in the TaxQuips Forum, with an interesting question.  “Can someone take an educational credit for books and Fees while they are taking a class in a foreign country? Plus without a proper address to fit into the tax software, the tax return will not be able to be efiled. It […]

Check Out College Tax Benefits for 2012 and Years Ahead

Courtesy of the IRS WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today reminded parents and students that now is a good time to see if they qualify for either of two college education tax credits or any of several other education-related tax benefits. In general, the American opportunity tax credit, lifetime learning credit and tuition and […]