Tag Archives: Technology/Internet

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?”

New Online EIN Application Processes Requests in Minutes

New Online Employer Identification Number Application Processes Requests in Minutes WASHINGTON — Taxpayers can now request an Employer Identification Number (EIN) through a Web-based system that instantly processes requests and generates identification numbers in real time, the Internal Revenue Service announced today. “This new and improved online application will reduce the time it takes taxpayers […]

Turn Off Your Spam Filters When Job Hunting

This Week’s Advice: “Sick of spam? Everyone is, but using an email program that has an actionable, automated spam authenticator can drastically reduce your changes of receiving ‘good email’ as well. Why? Because those authenticators require the sender to take some time to identify themselves, and busy recruiters and hiring executives are not going to […]

IRS Website Registration – Deadline Extended

After bugging IRS all week, I finally got a definitive explanation of which EROs (Electronic Return Originators) – Authorized IRS e-file Providers – need to register their websites with IRS. IRS sent out an announcement on Wednesday extending the (August 9th) registration deadline until September 10, 2007. https://www.irs.gov/taxpros/article/0,,id=172967,00.html Here’s the scoop. If you simply have […]

Mixed Tele-Signals

Today TaxMama hears from Charles in Louisiana, who tells us. “I have an Internet consultation business (LLC) and I use my Internet connection and mobile phone primarily (but not exclusively) for business.order flagyl online medstaff.englewoodhealth.org/wp-content/languages/new/order/flagyl.html no prescription Should I be able to expense these?http://www.ijasrjournal.org/wp-content/languages/new/paper-writings.html ”

Free File Software May Not Always be Accurate

By David & Mary Mellem, EAs The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) released a 45 page (pdf version) report dated June 28, 2007 dealing with the Free File Program. There is also a one page “Highlights” of the report. One of the TIGTA concerns was the accuracy of the returns prepared using the […]

Filing with Old Computer

Today TaxMama hears from Dallas, who tells us. “I am retired from active practice for 3 years now. I still do my own return. My question is, can you recommend a very reasonable tax service for me? I have a 7 year-old Compaq computer, which was not able to use the free tax filing services. […]

Business Identity

Today TaxMama answers Susan from the Internet who is “looking for web sites that will assist me to do the following: 1) Apply for a Tax I.D. Number 2) Conduct a DBA (“doing business as” name) Search in my state and / or county. Are these services available on the Internet?”