Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 3:32 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Making nearly everybody pay taxes on Social Security is one way to cut its looming deficit.

Monday, February 09, 2015 6:00 am
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This app tracks the status of your tax refund, from the government’s pockets to yours.

Tags: IRS, mobile app, tax
Monday, February 02, 2015 3:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Social Security makes it a little easier to pay Uncle Sam what you owe him.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax season 2015 is officially underway. That means some taxpayers already have become victims of tax identity theft. Don’t become the next one to fall prey to this crime.

Friday, January 16, 2015 11:32 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is letting Free File users get a head start on their 2015 taxes. The free online tax prep and e-filing option opens Jan. 16, days before the full Jan. 20 filing season starts.

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 1:00 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

Don’t miss Uncle Sam’s reward for taxpayers who save for retirement.

Thursday, October 23, 2014 6:01 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

IRS raises limits on most retirement savings plans for 2015.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 4:37 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps · Bankrate.com

The IRS recently approved another way to get savings into a Roth via the back door.

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.

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