Today TaxMama® hears from Stevenson in the TaxQuips Forum, with this question. “If you are unemployed, can the penalty to withdraw money from your IRA be waived when filing taxes? However, the taxes will still need to be paid since I am not 59 1/2. Is this correct? What form or forms would I file if […]
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Today TaxMama® hears from SwampWiz in the TaxQuips Forum, who is frustrated (can you blame him? Please read his detailed rant. Following is simply a summary.) “I had read an official IRS notice that stated that if the individual’s income were to be “higher” than the one that had been proposed for the subsidy, the […]
On Friday afternoon, February 15, at 5 pm Eastern Time, Huffington Post Live will have a program on the Holocaust insurance issue. Holocaust Survivor Foundation (HSF) leaders Leo Rechter and Ivar Segalowitz will be live in the NYC studio with the moderator, and eminent historian Edwin Black, author of IBM and the Holocaust, will participate, […]
Courtesy of the IRS Many businesses will be able to file their 2012 federal income tax returns starting Monday, Feb. 4. Filers of forms affected by January tax law changes will need to wait until late February or early March. The Monday opening covers non-1040 series business returns for calendar year 2012, including Form 1120 […]
National Taxpayer Advocate Delivers Annual Report to Congress; Focuses on Tax Reform, IRS Funding and Identity Theft IR-2013-3, Jan. 9, 2013 WASHINGTON — National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson today released her 2012 annual report to Congress, identifying the need for tax reform as the overriding priority in tax administration. The Advocate also expressed concern […]
Courtesy of the National Association of Enrolled Agents NAEA’s E@lert’s holiday present to readers and taxpayers is a one-week reprieve on Taxmageddon. The short version is that negotiations are ongoing and largely behind closed doors.https://www.thebesthealthnews.com/wp-content/languages/new/acyclovir.html Shifting gears a bit, we have news about the tax writing committees. At the start of the 113th Congress (the […]
There’s a party at the IRS today. Yup, they have parties, too. Ted Meyer, currently a territory manager in Los Angeles is retiring after over 3 decades of service. Although I am sure we’re all happy for him, I have to admit that I am sad to see him, and so many other veteran IRS […]
Today TaxMama® wants to talk about business-related gift-giving for the holidays .
Dear Family, Welcome to autumn. This is the best time of the year. Summer’s heat is starting to fade away. Winter’s snow hasn’t yet come (to those of you who live in snowy climes). And the trees are turning glorious shades of gold and auburn.
Courtesy of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer Co. (RIVERWOODS ILL., September 14, 2012) – Taxpayers recovering from the current economic downturn will get at least some relief in 2013 by way of the mandatory upward inflation-adjustments called for under the tax code, according to CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business, a leading global provider of tax, accounting […]
[TaxMama Note: This is important for people in IRS tax trouble to know. Also, read today’s It’s A WAHM Thing article about how to do things yourself.] The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is designed to be a “safety net” for taxpayers who are experiencing problems with the IRS. However, because we couldn’t possibly help all […]
Dear Family, States around the country are offering sales tax holidays this time of year. Click on the graphic (at left) to find the details. All these years, we never really heard anything about the taxability of the Olympic medals – or of the cash prizes given to each winner. Suddenly, this month, it’s […]