Category Archives: Employment

Refusing to Provide TIN

Today TaxMama hears from George in California with this problem. “What course of action can a company take if a payee, who has already been paid for services rendered, avoids or refuses to give his tax ID information (W-9) for 1099 tax reporting purposes?”

Out of Work

Today TaxMama hears from Andre in Houston, who tells us. “I read your article on Marketwatch with interest. I am out of work right now, about to give up looking for work, but was wondering about some of the home business opportunities you mention in your article. Most of the “opportunities” I’ve come across are […]

The Annual “I Didn’t Get My W-2” Question

Today TaxMama hears from Robert in Texas, who complains: “My employer fired me. I worked in the office and taxes were taken out of checks. She has not sent me my W-2 forms. What do I do now?”

Missing Your Form W-2?

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service TT 2008-24 Did you get your W-2? These documents are essential to filling out most individual tax returns. You should receive a Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, from each of your employers each year. Employers have until January 31, 2008 to provide or send you a 2007 W-2 […]

New Online EIN Application Processes Requests in Minutes

New Online Employer Identification Number Application Processes Requests in Minutes WASHINGTON — Taxpayers can now request an Employer Identification Number (EIN) through a Web-based system that instantly processes requests and generates identification numbers in real time, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. “This new and improved online application will reduce the time it takes taxpayers […]

Recent IRS Revenue Procedures

Revenue Procedure 2007-59 that permits certain partnerships to aggregate gains and losses from an expanded class of qualified financial assets for purposes of making reverse § 704© allocations under § 1.704-3(e)(3) of the Income Tax Regulations. Revenue Procedure 2007-63 updates the rules for determining the amount of an employee’s ordinary and necessary business expenses […]

The Latest Payroll Tax Criminals

You Think YOU Have Payroll Tax Problems? Wait Until You See Who’s Not Paying Payroll Taxes Now! IRS has always relentlessly and passionately pursued employers who are delinquent on their payroll taxes. The Service tends to be rather unforgiving because IRS still has to honor thewithholding from workers’ paychecks – and to issue refunds – […]

Moving Expenses Related to a New Job May Be Tax Deductible

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service Did you recently move to another city for a new job or because your old job is now at a new location? A tax break may be coming your way. How far you moved and the amount of time you spend on the job will have a major impact […]

New Social Security Mismatch Rule

Shades of 1984 and McCarthyism! This new rule is going further than simply holding employers responsible for ensuring that the workers they hire are all legal. That is as it should be. Everyone should take responsibility for their own actions and choices. However, it includes a snitch-factor – encouraging employees to turn others in – […]

Job in Neighboring State

Today TaxMama hears from Melissa in Massachusetts who tells us. “My husband will now be working in Connecticut and we live in Massachusetts. How will this affect our income? This move is supposed to be a promotion. Yet I wonder if the taxes will make that feel as if there were no bump in pay. […]

Small Business and Work Opportunity Tax Act of 2007

By David & Mary Mellem, EAs This Act, made Public Law 110-28 by President Bush’s signature on May 25, 2007, increases the Federal Minimum Wage and provides some tax changes as well. It can be found at the government’s web site of by searching for HR 2206 or by going to Public Laws and […]

Got 941

Today TaxMama hears from Sylvia in the Tax Parlor, who tells us. “After many years in business, my husband got an EIN last year so he could send out 1099s. Well, just after we finished filing our joint tax return this year, he gets a letter from IRS saying he has to file a quarterly […]