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.

Thursday, September 12, 2013 3:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

September is packed with financial deadlines, for both members of Congress and taxpayers who make estimated tax payments.

Friday, September 14, 2012 11:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Because Sept. 15 is on Saturday this year, you get two extra days to send in your 1040-ES for the third quarter of 2012 earnings.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 3:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Grammy-winning singer says she went underground for personal and creative reasons.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011 2:57 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Being the boss is fun, except when you have to juggle accounts to pay bills, or deal with an irked customer or make sure your taxes are paid. OK, maybe being the boss isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be. But lots of folks still opt for self-employment, either by choice or because they’ve been nudged

Thursday, June 10, 2010 3:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

I hate to be a nag (actually, I tell my husband I’m just detail-oriented!), but if you pay estimated taxes make sure you don’t miss the June 15 deadline for the second filing of 2010. These four extra payments a year are made by folks who get money that isn’t subject to payroll withholding. It could be