Category Archives: Resource

Follow Instructions

Today TaxMama® hears from Michele in the TaxQuips Forum who makes extra work for herself. “I had to jump over high hurdles on a single bound, tall buildings with a single leap, etc. but still unable to find/get the “Crazy Cat Lady” case referred in the Tuesday, June 6, 2012 email, when you answered a […]

Resources to Know About Before Filing Your Taxes

So you’ve spent the last month dreading the thought of doing your tax return, but the day has come and you know it’s time to get it over with. You sit down and pull up your tax sofware, and start answering questions. Name? check Address? check….Then, you run into that question that you’re unsure about. […]

SBA Program Offers Recovery Capital to Stressed Small Businesses

Courtesy of the SBA If your small business is stressed meeting expenses during these tough economic times, the U.S. Small Business Administration has a new loan program that may help. SBA’s America’s Recovery Capital Loan Program can provide up to $35,000 in short-term relief for viable small businesses facing immediate financial hardship to help ride […]

Terrific IRS Resources for 2009

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Useful Resources from IRS

Retirement Plans – 9 videos about retirement plans, including IRAs. Some help retirement plan sponsors choose and operate their plans. Others are to help participants, like you, ensure your retirement benefits are protected. IRS Brochure outlines Small Business Federal Responsibility In this one sheet two-fold brochure, you will find and impressive list of IRS […]

Your FBI File

Today TaxMama got distracted. I started reading Al Tompkins’ interview with Tisha Thompson at WTTG-TV in Washington, D.C., who started digging into FBI files on people for her reports. The information is hard to get and often requires dogged persistence. She says it can take as many as 56 letters to get someone’s file. Do […]

Free Fun

Today TaxMama says you’ve earned a break – so let’s have fun. You’ve worked hard all tax season – either as a tax pro digging away at that mountain of tax returns – or as a taxpayer, fighting the battle of the bulging records. Now that you can breathe a sigh of relief, let’s look […]

Tips for Deducting Charitable Contributions

Courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service TT-2008-57 When preparing to file your federal tax return, don’t forget your contributions to charitable organizations. Your donations could add up to a sizeable tax deduction if you itemize on IRS Form 1040, Schedule A. Starting in 2007 to deduct any charitable donation of money, taxpayers must have a […]

MarketWatch’s Tax Resource

We’re about to get that Stimulus package – and Andrea Coombes is right on the ball with an excellent overview of what’s coming your way – and when. Jennifer Openshaw suggest five ways to spend your rebate so you have some permanent benefit from the money. Marshall Loeb reminds us that IRS is holding millions […]

Taxes are Funny – Post Tax Filing Blues

TurboTax has teamed up with Jay Mohr to hold a competition for comedians at . The winner gets $10,000 and the opportunity to open for Mohr at an Improv comedy club in Southern California. To enter, performers can create and submit a video of a routine up to three-minutes in augmentin online […]