Tag Archives: Natural Disaster

H&R Block Radio Show – Tax Tips for Individuals

Listen here  –  Tax Tips for Individuals                         Read the script of the show below: PROGRAM 1: Tax Tips for Individuals Originally aired:   Thursday, March 25    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. EDT Introduction – Tax Mama Welcome and Introductions o        Thanks for joining §                    Introduce hosts: §                    Chris Wilson, Master Tax Advisor o        Wilson has been […]

TaxMama’s® Tax Optimization Secrets

[This Special Report is only for TaxMama Family Members and Prime Members. It is a transcript of a special session just for members of Alex Mandossian’s courses.] By Eva Rosenberg, MBA, EA  WHY is tax optimization so important to help you achieve greater success?  You are here at Alex Mandossian’s TeleSeminar Secrets course because you […]

No Profit in Waiting For God

  After a major storm, a flood had overtaken the town. As the flood waters were rising, a man was on the stoop of his house and another man in a row boat came by. The man in the row boat told the man on the stoop to get in and he’d save him. The […]

Earthquake Insurance

Today TaxMama reads an article from Al Tompkins at Poynter.org who ponders “Is earthquake insurance worth the cost?”

Ask TaxMama Issue 537 – Life is Electric

Dear Family, It’s been pouring all morning. Last night, working here in front of the patio window, it suddenly got a bit frightening. Can you be struck by lightening inside your own house? There were flashes so close to me that I had to back away from the computer, the the things on the desk, […]

Contributions to Relief for Haitian Earthquake Victims

Many people may wish to contribute to relief funds for the victims of Haiti’s recent earthquake. Contributions to domestic, tax-exempt, charitable organizations that provide assistance to individuals in foreign lands qualify as tax-deductible contributions for federal income tax purposes, provided that the U.S. organization has full control and discretion over the uses of such funds. […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 536 – Celebrations and Disasters

Dear Family, Happy 60th Birthday to Stevie G! January 15th already. My how time flies. Today, your 4th estimated tax payment is due for 2009. You may need to make a payment you didn’t realize you owed. If you received the benefit of the Making the Work Pay Credit, please check to make sure you […]

California Wildfire Tax Relief

Today TaxMama hears from Teri in California with this question. “Do you know if there is authority for relief from the 10% penalty on early distribution of IRAs due to the California wildfires?”

Tax Credits for Hiring Unemployed Veterans and Certain Youth

IR-2009-55, May 28, 2009 WASHINGTON — Businesses planning to claim the newly-expanded work opportunity tax credit (WOTC) for eligible unemployed veterans and unskilled younger workers hired during the first part of 2009 have until Aug. 17 to request the certification required for these workers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Newly-revised Form 8850, now available […]

New Law Encourages Cash Donations for Midwest Disaster Relief

IR-2008-133, Nov. 25, 2008 WASHINGTON –– Taxpayers who make qualifying cash contributions for disaster relief efforts in the Midwest could benefit from a recently passed law that suspends the percentage-of-income limits that would normally apply when taxpayers deduct the contributions on their 2008 federal tax returns. Under the Heartland Disaster Tax Relief Act, an individual […]

Ask TaxMama Issue 482 – Rocky and Bullwinkle

Ask Taxmama Issue 457 – Polar Bears, Marriage, Disasters