Tag Archives: Form 1040

Job Expenses

Today TaxMama® hears from Lori in the TaxQuips Forum with a case of wishful thinking. “I have a couple of clients that have an average of $3,000 worth of employee expense deductions. None of them itemize on Schedule A. Can I still take the standard deduction, plus a negative amount (from form 2106) on 1040 […]

Self Employment and Canada

Today TaxMama® hears from Tony in the TaxQuips Forum with this question. “I have a friend / client who had self employment income in both US and Canada. He has already filed in Canada and is asking me to use the same income amount declared there, here in the US. He now owes the Canadian […]

Blind or Over 65

  Today TaxMama® hears from Alice in the TaxQuips Forum with a valid question. “On line 39a of the Form 1040, if a box is checked, resulting in a deduction for those over 65 years old, where do we put the amount? And what line is it deducted on from? 

Hobby or Business…or Personal?

Today TaxMama hears from Lisa in California who tells us. “I am a Creative Memories Consultant, which is an independent consultant home sales business. This past year I barely sold anything, and ran my ‘’business’’ as more of a hobby than a business. Do I still need to claim it on my taxes? I haven’t […]

Deducting Computer

Today TaxMama hears from Jeff in DC, who tells us: “I teach online for a college. I want to purchase a computer for only this use. Can I deduct the entire price of the PC for 2007, if I purchase before the end of the year? What IRS form do I use?”

Amended Return Secrets

Today TaxMama hears from Troy in San Francisco, who tells us, “I made a mistake on my 2002 and 2003 Schedule D. My losses were greater than I reported. Since I already took the maximum $3,000 loss for 2002 and 2003, the only number affected is my capital loss carryover (not my 2003 Adjusted Gross […]