Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax identity theft can be a mess to fix. That’s why the National Taxpayer Advocate says the IRS needs a single point of contact for tax ID theft victims.

Thursday, July 09, 2015 11:58 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxpayers are demanding more digital solutions. The IRS needs to respond, but also ensure the online options are secure.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:09 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam, state tax departments and the tax industry private sector have united to fight tax identity theft and fraudulent refund filings.

Thursday, June 04, 2015 11:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

All eyes are on the IRS after crooks were able to access data on 104,000 previously filed tax returns. But the agency actually is doing a better job of stopping tax ID theft.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS’ online tax transcript feature was breached by crooks who used taxpayer data they stole elsewhere to get the filers’ tax information, too.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:57 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Be careful what you say, especially about your taxes. You never know who might be listening! One taxpayer’s conversation with the IRS made it onto Howard Stern’s show.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:08 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A recent investigation by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration investigation looked at a cases where IRS employees didn’t pay their taxes.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 4:44 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

People don’t like annuities until they prove themselves to be a good deal, recent research says. Here’s one worth considering.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Did or will you get a refund? What did or do you plan to do with it? Most folks surveyed by Bankrate say they’ll pay down debt or put the tax cash into savings.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:41 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taking tax refund money to pay what a filer owes another government agency is not unusual. A federal lawsuit, however, says the Social Security Administration went too far.

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