Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, January 09, 2014 3:25 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS won’t process tax returns until Jan. 31, but many taxpayers are e-filing now so their 1040s will be first in line when filing season officially opens.

Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxpayers are sending in their 1040s. So are identity thieves, who steal taxpayer info and then submit fake returns before the real taxpayers send in their 1040s.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013 11:23 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The 2013 tax filing season will open eight days later than the Internal Revenue Service had planned, on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

Tuesday, January 08, 2013 4:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Because Congress didn’t pass tax law changes affecting 2012 tax returns until Jan. 1, this year’s filing process could be delayed.

Friday, January 14, 2011 3:49 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Let electronic tax filing begin! That’s the word from the Internal Revenue Service on Friday as the tax agency begins accepting e-filed returns. Of course, if you’re itemizing expenses on Schedule A or claiming a couple of other deductions directly on your 1040, your return won’t be processed for a few more weeks. But IRS Senior Executive David Williams says to e-file