Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is hoping that Direct Pay, another tax e-payment option introduced this year, will get a boost from September’s estimated tax payments.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 3:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Employer-provided lunches could soon show up as added income in workers’ paychecks if the IRS follows through on plans to evaluate this workplace perk.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Delinquent Massachusetts taxpayers have a chance to get right with the state revenue office if they pay up during the amnesty period, which ends Oct. 31.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Louisiana residents who got tax refunds via the state’s My Refund Visa debit card might have been hacked.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:40 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Actress and former Miss American Vanessa Williams is the latest celebrity to run afoul of the IRS. If you owe taxes, look into a payment agreement so you don’t end up like her.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:45 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Thousands have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. Many also have donated to the ALS Association. If you gave money, you might be able to claim a tax deduction.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Being behind bars doesn’t deter some tax criminals. Two in Minnesota, however, have been charged with running a $400,000 fake tax refund scheme.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Don’t fall for the ever-growing telephone tax scam. The caller on the other end of the line probably is a con artist, not an IRS agent.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 3:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Several higher education groups say that a House approved change to current tax benefits would hurt older students who aren’t full-time students.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 10:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When it comes to legalizing marijuana, Bob Dylan said it best: The tax times, they are a-changin.’ OK, Dylan didn’t specifically say tax times, but in the effort to move marijuana into the mainstream, proponents of legal weed are regularly touting the tax benefits. © John Munson/Star Ledger/Corbis The latest instance is in Oregon. An

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