Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, May 27, 2014 1:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The House and Senate are at odds over how airfare taxes should be revealed to travelers.

Friday, December 13, 2013 12:10 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The House of Representatives has forged past an increasingly bitter Republican divide and approved a budget bill with strong bipartisan support. The vote of 332-94 sets the stage for consideration by the Senate next week. If approved there as anticipated, President Barack Obama is expected to sign the bill into law. The most important feature

Friday, July 27, 2012 8:00 am
By Crissinda Ponder · Bankrate.com

Prepare for summer courses in insurance, safety ratings and travel, today on Bankrate.com.

Friday, August 05, 2011 2:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you were counting on an airline ticket tax refund, you’re out of luck. When Congress was unable to agree last month on a bill to continue funding the Federal Aviation Administration, not only did around 74,000 people lose their jobs, but taxes tacked onto airline tickets also lapsed. Thanks to that legislative oversight, it

Thursday, August 04, 2011 3:38 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Did you buy an airline ticket before July 23 but didn’t fly until that day or later? Then you paid a federal aviation tax that has since expired. And that means you’re eligible for a tax refund of your ticket tax money. The good news is that the Internal Revenue Service and some airlines are