Tax Mommys Blog

During the holiday season, with all the online shopping, credit card swiping and phone orders, we tend to forget about identity theft. Or perhaps during the jolliness of the season, we don’t want to think about it. And you may

Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
It’s the season for giving… and the IRS is doing their part to encourage your charitable contributions. If you itemize your deductions, your donations may be deductible when you get started on your 2012 tax return.
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Friday, December 21, 2012
It’s that time of year! Zombies crawl out of coffins. Ghosts and bats swoop overhead. Cult classic horror movies on every channel. Houses covered with cobwebs and mailboxes stuffed with sale papers.
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Beginning in calendar year 2012, all Registered Tax Return Preparers (Individuals who have a PTIN) and RTRP candidates must obtain 15 hours of continuing education annually. The programs should include two hours of ethics, three hours of federal tax law updates, and ten hours of other federal tax law.
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Navigating the federal tax code can be a bewildering experience for the taxpayer. Pages of complex verbiage and multiple scenarios jumble together to create confusion and frustration as well as missed opportunities for tax breaks.
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Monday, July 02, 2012
If you missed the filing deadline, don't panic.  There's still time to get your return filed and avoid costly penalties.
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Monday, April 23, 2012
Tips for making tax deductible charitable contributions in 2011.
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Recent health care reform legislation has both extended and revised the adoption tax credit.  If you or someone you know has adopted a child this year, you may want to take note of these recent c...
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Whether your child is leaving for college next week, next year or 15 years from now, it’s always a good time to consider your college savings strategy and tax advantages.  One path to take ...
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Tuesday, September 13, 2011
In 2010, the IRS launched an initiative to increase oversight of the tax preparation industry and introduced regulations for those who are paid to prepare tax returns.  Since then, 708,000 prepar...
Posted To: Tax Mommys Blog By: Stephanie Brenneman on Tuesday, August 30, 2011