Category Archives: *Tax Quips

From the IRS – Economic impact payments: What you need to know

The IRS has started a new page where they are posting information about the stimulus rebates. I will keep you updated. And I am working on an on-demand webinar to summarize all this for Lambers. Meanwhile: Check IRS.gov for the latest information: No action needed by most people at this time https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know IR-2020-61, March 30, […]

COVID-19 Tax News – Digital Signature Info Added

Please stay tuned here for updates from the IRS and other key news that affects your lives, currently. We will be adding information to this page.   ALERT: #IRS will not call to request any personal or financial information for you to get an economic impact payment. If you get such a call — HANG […]

Congress Passes Stimulus Bill – President will Sign

Hi Folks We have a law! Tune in to the discussion with reporter/podcaster Ken Jeffries in his UP TO THE MINUTE NEWS PODCAST-COVID-19. Here is a summary from the Tax Foundation – and if you click on links, there are more details https://taxfoundation.org/cares-act-senate-coronavirus-bill-economic-relief-plan/ I will be digging into this more deeply and put together a […]

The IRS on Overload – Relax and go Online

Friends, this is an amazingly bad time for the IRS – and the tax prep software industry – and us – tax professionals.   1) Everyone was totally organized and ready for tax season by December. Until WHAM! Congress passes a set of new laws that has everyone scrambling to re-write software, while the IRS […]

IRS Suspends Everything – For Now

   Received from the IRS 3:42 pm Pacific Dear Tax Professionals, Due to staff limitations, the PPS line, the e-Services Help Desk line and the e-Services, FIRE and AIR system help desks are closed until further notice. Please make IRS.gov your first option for answers to questions. The IRS is temporarily suspending acceptance of new […]

IRS suspends key compliance programs – including various payments due

Incidentally, if you want to know about the IRS’ operations during this time, the IRS set up a new overview page https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/irs-operations-during-covid-19-mission-critical-functions-continue   You can read the entire message here But here are the highlights for YOU.   New Installment Agreements – The IRS reminds people unable to fully pay their federal taxes that they can […]

TaxMama’s® Anniversaries

Today TaxMama® wants to toot her own horn for a change. Dear Family, We are celebrating 2020 as TaxMama’s® 21st  anniversary and will be providing goodies to our members along the way, throughout the year. Twenty-one years ago, I set up the TaxMama.com website to solve a problem I saw over and over again. People […]

Insanity Update and Alerts

BREAKING NEWS – Marchh 20, 2020  – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tweeted Friday that President Trump has directed him to move Tax Day to July 15, giving taxpayers more time to file their taxes in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. “At @realDonaldTrump’s direction, we are moving Tax Day from April 15 to July 15,” […]

TaxMama’s TaxQuips Filing Deadlines Coming Up

Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about the upcoming deadline on Monday. Yes, we do have an extra day, because the 15th is on a weekend.             Dear Family, Coming up on Monday, here is what’s due: Form 1065 – Partnership tax returns and K-1s (for partnerships and LLCs […]

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtables 2019 and 2020 archives

TaxMama’s Tax Roundtable is a monthly live discussion open to all TaxMama Family Members and above, and all TaxMama’s EA Exam and Solving the Tax Puzzle Students. This is open mic time – ask anything you want and we’ll all do our best to help you. Please mark your calendars! It meets at 8:05 am […]

Are Vehicle Donations Down?

subtitle: Why donations are down – especially vehicles Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about charitable contributions, especially vehicle donations.       How are charitable donations of vehicles affected because of the new tax rules – effective as of December  2017, in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – https://www.irs.gov/charities-non-profits/charitable-organizations/irs-guidance-explains-rules-for-vehicle-donations ? The first tax […]

Slow Down! Ask First!

slow down!

       Today TaxMama® wants to talk to you about common errors people are making.       Dear Family, We have been answering hundreds of questions from taxpayers and tax professionals in the TaxMama® Forum.  http://iTaxMama.com/AskQuestion Oddly enough, people are upset with our answers. Why? Because they are asking questions AFTER they have […]