NEWS FLASH! Don’t panic. Breathe – you get one more day #TaxDay – because the IRS system was down today http://www.cpapracticeadvisor.com/news/12408362/irs-adds-one-day-to-tax-deadline-now-april-18-2018 Today is the tax return (or extension) filing deadline. The IRS’ entire electronic system is DOWN! Keep an eye on this page to see when it goes back up. Meanwhile, you cannot efile your […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Front9532 in the TaxQuips Forum, who wants to clear up something confusing. “Both my wife and I have Health Savings Accounts (HSA accounts). In 2012 our health insurance plan qualified as a High Deductible Family Health Plan. I am ineligible to make a contribution to my plan since I am over […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Ming in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to be creative. Let me summarize. Both his and his wife’s employers offer health care coverage. However, if they add a spouse, they have to pay. Here’s what he’d like to do: “Is it possible to have one of us enroll in one company’s […]
(image courtesy of David Souza and www.taxbrackets.org ) Today TaxMama® hears from Anne in the TaxQuips Forum who is confused. “My husband is disabled and is on Medicare. He has a supplemental policy that we are currently paying out of my HSA. It was set up through my employer for only me. I went to the […]
Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama note: Goodness. This many tax tip is SO limited. It doesn’t include any information about HSAs, Sec 105 plans for hiring your spouse, or health care credits small employers can get for paying health insurance premiums for their employees.] If you’re self-employed and paying for medical, dental or long-term care […]
Today TaxMama hears from Tawfiq in the TaxQuips Forum with questions. “Can I deduct my qualified medical expenses with other itemized deductions if I used HSA funds to pay them? And where can I find health insurance that specifically qualifies as an HSA (Health Savings Arrangement)?
Courtesy of CCH – they write some of THE best material! (RIVERWOODS, ILL., February 17, 2011) – Whether you itemize or take the standard deduction, there are plenty of above-the-line deductions that can mean even greater tax savings, according to CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business and the leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit […]