Category Archives: *Education

A Trip to the IRS Tax Forums, Page 1

Last week, all my tax staff and I took our annual trip to the IRS Tax Forum. When these forums first started out many years ago, the fee was $25 for three days of education provided by IRS staff and a variety of tax professionals from sponsor associations. It was an amazing value – especially […]

TaxMama’s In Depth Tax Web Workshop for Writers, Journalists and Bloggers

When:             August 13, 2010                         10:00 am – Noon PT Where:            Online in TaxMama’s Conference Room Cost:               $50.00                        Discounts:             $20 discount to members of writers groups –   Check with your association for discount code  CPE Credits:            2 hours for Enrolled Agents   How to Register  –   Include the name of your writers […]

Tax Provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)

What: FREE IRS Webinar When: September 9, 2010 Learn about the tax provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA recent health care legislation) at a FREE IRS Webinar on September 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. Eastern.  The IRS’s Small Business/Self-Employed Division is presenting this FREE webinar especially for small business owners and the self-employed. Learn […]

Let’s Reward Our Health Care Professionals

Affordable Care Act Provides Expanded Tax Benefit to Health Professionals Working in Underserved Areas  WASHINGTON — As part of a larger Administration announcement on efforts to strengthen the health care workforce, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that under the Affordable Care Act health care professionals who received student loan relief under state programs that […]

What will the new Registered Tax Preparer be like?

On June 9th IRS held a teleseminar for the tax community, to clarify some of the issues surrounding the new registration requirements for tax professionals. The event has been archived and will be available on the IRS website in about 2 weeks.  Most likely, it will be on IRS’ video website.

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable

    REPLAY today’s session – you can listen and SEE the session Today’s topics included: Introductions of the participants Testing of microphones ;~) Questions about the EA Exam Review Class starting tonight Discussion of IRS bizarre notice –  long-term care insurance distributions that IRS is questioning Odd rejections of homebuyer credits IRS not willing to […]

Telephone Forum – New Requirements for Federal Tax Return Preparers – Learn the Who, What, When and How

Presented by : IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division  Date: June 9, 2010 Time:  2 p.m. Eastern  This FREE broadcast is for: All Paid Tax Return Preparers   Learn about new requirements for tax preparers including: Preparer Tax Identification Numbers (PTIN) Registration E-file mandate Competency testing and continuing education Preparer tax compliance verification checks    Earn Continuing Professional Education credit: […]

TaxMama® is not Enough

Today TaxMama® wants to discuss tax authority in general. is a terrific service, and provides  substantial guidance, pointing you to more information to help you address your tax issues. But do you really think you’ll survive an audit if you say, “TaxMama® says it’s OK?”

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable – April 22, 2010

Today’s topics included: Introductions of the participants – Suzan Ali, EA; Tom Buck, CPA, Rita Lewis, EA, Carline Williams – about to be EA; Wayne Davis – about to be EA; Joan Hughes, EA Dealing with aging and retirement Starting to use TaxMama’s Family Forum Homebuyer’s Credit follow-up Ethical question about clients and Social Services […]

Flying High

Today TaxMama hears from Kathleen in the TaxQuips Forum, who is curious. “I attended a flight school in ’09 and earned my helicopter commercial pilot certificate as well as flight instructor certificate. I now work as a commercial pilot & flight instructor. The school is not a typical college/university. But I did receive my certificates from […]

Why We Need Education Benefits

In a Purdue University classroom, they were discussing the qualifications to be President of the United States. Fundamentally, the candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.