Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 5:55 am
By Brady Porche ·

There are few good ways to fill a refund-sized financial void

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 3:00 pm
By Susan Ladika ·

Identity theft cases were halved in the past year, but phishing and other scams soar

Friday, November 04, 2016 6:05 am
By Kay Bell ·

The latest tax scam delivers a usually snail-mailed IRS notice via email, complete with a fake request for an Obamacare payment.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:49 am
By Kay Bell ·

For yet a third time, the IRS in 2017 will use private debt collectors to bring in overdue taxes from some taxpayers. Here’s what you need to know.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:46 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help both people who’ve had a hard time finding work and the companies that hire them. But a deadline to claim the WOTC tax break is fast approaching.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 2:01 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Adjust your payroll withholding now to avoid the 2017 tax season delay of refunds related to Earned Income Tax Credit or additional child tax credit claims.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:44 pm
By Kay Bell ·

If you miss the 60-day retirement plan rollover deadline, a new IRS ruling could save you from taxes plus the 10% penalty usually assessed in these cases.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:40 am
By Kay Bell ·

The IRS is looking to transform its services and taxpayer interactions with a view toward digital enhancements. Some worry, however, that such a move will shortchange some taxpayers.

Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:20 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The pervasive IRS impersonation tax scam keeps growing. With school set to resume, scam targets now are students, who are urged to pay a fake federal student tax.

Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax crooks don’t take the summer off. Some are out there now with a phishing scheme that pretends to come from tax software providers. Don’t fall for it!

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