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 […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Laura in the TaxQuips Forum, with a tough question. “In 2011 my Elderly client (78) pulled all the money out of a retirement account which his wife had set up for him some years back. My client learned about the account upon her passing and withdrew all the funds not knowing […]
Courtesy of the IRS [TaxMama Note: You don’t have to be rich to take advantage of this opportunity. This will work for you, if you are the right age, have funds in an IRA, and would have made charitable contributions using your own funds anyway. This way, you get a nice tax break.] WASHINGTON — […]
Today TaxMama® hears from Joseph in the TaxQuips Forum with a big problem. “I drew money from my IRA without paying taxes. The IRS has put a lien on my house for $67,000.00. Should I try to negotiate with the IRS myself or should I get a tax lawyer?
Courtesy of IRS A tax credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction of taxes owed. Some tax credits are refundable meaning if you are eligible and claim one, you can get the rest of it in the form of a tax refund even after your tax liability has been reduced to zero. Here are four refundable tax […]
IR-2009-41, April 13, 2009 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today issued its 2009 “dirty dozen” list of tax scams, including schemes involving phishing, hiding income offshore and false claims for refunds. “Taxpayers should be wary of scams to avoid paying taxes that seem too good to be true, especially during these challenging economic times,” […]