Category Archives: IRAs

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…     [Note: You can listen to the audio podcast here]             Dear Family, Well, we are one week away from the traditional filing deadline of April […]

TaxMama’s TaxQuips March Tax News and Tips

  It’s TaxQuips time from TaxMama.com® – today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about the sticker shock (high tax return balances) you just faced – and how to reduce some of that financial pain.       Dear Family, There’s a lot going on right now, and new legislation about to be passed tomorrow. […]

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 Solid Gold

  TaxMama® learns something from a question about the required minimum distributions. Got to tell you about this!   Dear Family, One of our readers asked about how to take a required minimum distribution from his IRA account, when the only asset in the  account was one one-kilo gold bar. In order for you to […]

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 […]

Last Minute Payments

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 […]

Tax Season PotPourri

  Today TaxMama® wants to address several issues that are confusing people this year – or important for you to know.

Tax on Required Minimum Distribution (RMD)

Today TaxMama® hears from “AReasonableMan” in the TaxQuips Forum, with a question about his wife’s inheritance.  Essentially, it boils down to this. His mother-in-law died. Among the items his wife inherited is an IRA. When a person is over age 70 ½, they are required to draw a certain amount out of their IRAs and […]