Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Parents worried about how they’ll pay for their kids’ college educations can rest easier. The White House has backed off a proposal to tax 529 plan earnings.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax season 2015 is officially underway. That means some taxpayers already have become victims of tax identity theft. Don’t become the next one to fall prey to this crime.

Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:24 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Want your tax refund in cash? Wal-Mart’s new Direct2Cash program gives filers the option to pick up their refund money in cash at the retail giant’s stores.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:13 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The president will present some tax law changes in his 2015 State of the Union address. The speech really is a tax reform test for Congress.

Friday, January 16, 2015 11:32 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is letting Free File users get a head start on their 2015 taxes. The free online tax prep and e-filing option opens Jan. 16, days before the full Jan. 20 filing season starts.

Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:07 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS commissioner and National Taxpayer Advocate both warn taxpayers that they shouldn’t expect much help from the agency this tax-filing season.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax software giant Intuit made changes this year to its TurboTax program that could cost users more. Will they pay or switch to rival H&R Block?

Thursday, January 08, 2015 1:02 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study finds women chief financial officers are less likely than their male counterparts to use tax shelters.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Be careful about where you get your tax information. A chain email warning about 2015 tax changes gets it mostly wrong.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 9:40 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Although Congress didn’t finalize 2014 tax laws until a couple of weeks ago, the IRS says it will be able to start the 2015 filing season on time.

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