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Nine Things I’ve Learned About Tax From My Mom

8 February 2012

By the time that you read this, I will be at home in NC with my family as my mom gears up for some major surgery. It’s a big deal. I know surgery is always a big deal but this is serious and it’s my mom. If you follow the blog, you know that I […]

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The Month After: Refund Status, Lost Checks and Tax Planning

17 May 2011

Tomorrow (May 18) marks exactly one month after Tax Day 2011. I know, just a month, right? It feels a lot longer to those of us in the tax profession. This is about the time that many folks start peering at their bank balances and wondering where the heck their refund checks are. If you’re […]

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Ask the taxgirl: Double Dipping on Dependents

16 April 2011

Taxpayer asks: Hi TaxGirl, Great website. You have put together a stunning resource. I really have enjoyed looking around! I have a brief question. I am 23, have a job, and live on my own. I went ahead and filed a federal return in February claiming myself as a dependent. I received a tax refund […]

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Taxes from A to Z: X is for 1040-X

29 March 2011

We all make mistakes. And occasionally, those mistakes happen to involve a federal income tax return. For just those occasions, the IRS has created the federal form 1040-X (downloads as a pdf). The form 1040-X is surprisingly short: a mere two pages long. That’s because it’s not meant to be a new return, just an […]

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Ask the taxgirl: Gambling Winnings and Losses

18 January 2011

Taxpayer asks: I filed the 1040ez for 2009 and had gambling winnings of 2500.00. I got a notice from IRS that I owe an increase of 625.00. It was reported on a w-2g I did not file a sched. A. How can I report my gambling loss of up to 2500.00 Since I have already […]

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