Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 03, 2015 11:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Rep. Jason Chaffetz chairs the House committee that looks at how well government, including the IRS, does or doesn’t run. Now he’s also a tax identity theft victim.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:13 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Every vote counts. And 1 voter in Missouri literally held a sales tax-hike vote in her hands.

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:58 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac tax will apply to high-cost, employer-provided health coverage in 2018. To avoid the tax, some companies might end medical FSAs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:28 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tips are taxable income. Some restaurants, however, are switching to no-tipping policies.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:18 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

2 Massachusetts homeowners argue their property assessments are way off because their homes have no value.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax identity theft is a growing, changing plague. But the IRS is evolving, too, in how it fights this persistent crime.

Monday, August 17, 2015 4:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More tax identity theft victims from a hack of an IRS online service have been identified. The total now stands at 334,000.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Renting your home for a few days a year can provide substantial tax-free federal income. It provides some cities added tax revenue, too.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:40 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Melissa Gilbert, star of “Little House on the Prairie,” is paying off more than $360,000 in federal taxes while also seeking a seat in the U.S. House.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:56 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Whom can you trust when it comes to protecting your identity? Apparently no one, as this week’s sentencing of an Alabama jailer for tax ID theft shows.

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