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IRS Begins Enforcement of New Return Preparer Rules

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service is taking steps to stop tax preparers with criminal tax convictions or permanent injunctions from preparing tax returns. This is just one of several recent moves to improve the quality and oversight of the tax preparation industry. More than 700,000 tax preparers nationwide have registered with the IRS and […]

Certifying US Residence

Today TaxMama hears from Emilia in the TaxQuips Forum with an interesting situation. Emilia and her husband are US citizens working in Peru. Her husband is taking a temporary assignment in Mexico – and needs to prepare a Form 8802. They are confused about some of the rules – and IRS does not offer clear […]

2010 IRA to Roth Rollover

Today TaxMama hears from Billie in the TaxQuips Forum who’s getting conflicting information. “In 2010 there was this nice ‘deferment’ one could take advantage of when converting a traditional IRA to a ROTH. By doing that in 2010, you could postpone half of the taxes due to 2011 and the other half to 2012. My […]

RMD – Minimum Distribution Problem

Today TaxMama hears from Anthony in the TaxQuips Forum with a common problem. “I have a client who stopped working at 81 because he had a stroke and had to go into a nursing home. He had a Sec. 457 plan, which allowed him to put off taking distributions until he terminated employment. But he was […]

W-2 all Messed Up

Today TaxMama hears from Linda in the TaxQuips Forum who is helping her daughter. (You can read about the whole mess here.) In short, through some amazing incompetence on the part of her daughter’s employer, her daughter is now facing tax debt she does not owe – and possibly credit problems, too. How can this […]

Vacant Rental Property

Today TaxMama hears from Ed in the TaxQuips Forum who wants to know. “Can I still deduct my expenses on a rental house which sat vacant for 2010 on Schedule E?” 

Legal Fee Deduction

Today TaxMama hears from Julian in the TaxQuips Forum with an easy question. “I wonder if I can deduct immigration lawyer costs from my tax return? The fees were to get me the work permit for my current job in the US.”