Tag Archives: IRS News

Ask TaxMama Issue 588 – Presidents Weekend

Dear Family, Before we get started, take a quick look at the clock. If the time is anywhere between 9 am and 11 am Pacific, you may just be able to call me and ask me questions. At that time I will be in the CBS studios, at KFWB 980 on Money 101 with Bob […]

News Flash – IRS Amnesty on Offshore Accounts

Second Special Voluntary Disclosure Initiative Opens; Those Hiding Assets Offshore Face Aug. 31 deadline  Courtesy of IRS [TaxMama note: We have been anxiously awaiting this announcement. IRS had mentioned that this was coming. This will be a huge help to people who never meant to conceal their ‘offshore’ accounts. They just didn’t realize they needed […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 586 – Happy Valentines Weekend

Dear Family, Happy Valentine’s Day weekend. Are you doing something romantic?  We sneaked off and took our romantic weekend last month. I found a winery resort in Temecula where each guest room is a separate villa. They are so popular, they’ll be adding another hundred or so this year. What’s your favorite romantic getaway?  (Just […]

We Have Bush-Era Extenders

Just to get the law passed last night, the House agreed to the Senate’s version of the extender bill. But they limited the benefits for two years, giving them time to improve on the balancing act and refine the benefits. Let me give you a brief summary of things that affect your life.

2011 standard mileage rates

The IRS released Rev. Proc. 2010-51 and announced that beginning January 1, 2011, the following standard mileage rates will apply: 51 cents per mile for business miles driven; 19 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes; and 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations. These rates apply to the use […]

Exempt Organization News

During yesterday’s IRS Stakeholder Relations meeting, we were treated to some information from Joyce Hoover, IRS’s Exempt Organization Group’s Senior Technical Advisor. She’s been working with exempt organizations for about 19 years…so she’s lived through the history and development of this department.  

Small Business Jobs Act of 2010

New Jobs Act brings tax benefits (9-23-2010) On  September 23, the House passed the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 (H.R. 5297). It is expected to be signed by the President. Among its provisions: