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IRS Asks for Input on Health Care Law

10 May 2011

The IRS is seeking input on the new health care law as it applies to large scale employers. Check it out by clicking here.

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1099 Repeal Still All Talk, Not Law

8 March 2011

Congress had no problem sneaking in the now infamous 1099 expanding reporting requirements. But boy, they are having a devil of a time getting rid of it. The new rules, which expanded the reporting requirements significantly, were originally included in the health care bill passed over a year ago. The text, at Section 9006, was […]

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Ask the taxgirl: “Real Estate Tax” In Health Care Law?

19 February 2011

Taxpayer asks: Please tell me this isn’t so…..Under the new health care bill, all real estate transactions will be subject to a 3.8 % sales tax. This new tax is supposed to kick in 2013. taxgirl says: I’ve gotten a few questions about this so-called “real estate tax” lately. Concern about the “tax” has escalated […]

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House Looks to Vote on 1099 Measure

19 February 2011

We apparently haven’t seen the last of the efforts to repeal Section 9006 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, it’s better known as the provision in the health care law which expands existing reporting requirements for businesses to issue forms 1099 to individuals and corporations providing […]

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Health Care Repeal Fails But Key Tax Issue Sails Through

3 February 2011

You know how when you go to the gym at the beginning of the year, you can’t get a spot on treadmill because all of the new folks determined to make a change? All filled with vim and vigor and the best of intentions? (They’re also the ones wearing Uggs on the treadmill and talking […]

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Ask the taxgirl: Claiming Independent When You’re Not

30 January 2011

Taxpayer asks: I was in college until May, and have been supporting myself since. I just filed my taxes for free at, filed as an independent, and got the email that my return has been accepted. Then my parents told me that they claimed me as a dependent so that they could keep me […]

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Congress Tackles Health Care Law Repeal, 1099s

21 January 2011

This week, Republicans in the House voted to repeal the new health care law, setting up a showdown in the Senate and practically guaranteeing a veto from President Obama. Ahhh… This is what the new political landscape is going to look like, I guess. The measure to repeal the health care law was deemed so […]

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No Vote on Health Care This Week

10 January 2011

There will not be a vote on health care reform (and related taxes) this week. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) has issued this statement: Good morning. The thoughts and prayers of the House and the nation are with Congresswoman Giffords and her family. We’re also praying for the families of Judge Roll and […]

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Ask the taxgirl: Health Care Bill Unconstitutional?

13 December 2010

Taxpayer asks: I heard today that the courts ruled Obamacare unconstitutional. Does that mean that we don’t have to worry about those new 1099s now? taxgirl says: There are a couple of pieces to this question. First things first: the health care bill is still law. Procedurally, what happened was that a federal court in […]

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Senate Holds Onto 1099 Reporting Requirement

30 November 2010

Remember those expanded 1099 reporting requirements that were included in the health care bill? It was all anyone could talk about for quite awhile. Clearly underestimating the rage of voters and business owners, members of Congress (yes, the same ones that voted it in) vowed left and right to do away with it. Apparently, those […]

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