Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, June 14, 2016 2:01 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The Earned Income and additional child tax credits help put added money in the hands of millions of filers. They also are a source of tax fraud. A new law will delay refunds in 2017 on returns that claim these credits.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:28 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Save your refund even before getting them each filing season? Some tax experts recommend it.

Friday, December 19, 2014 2:58 pm
By Mike Cetera ·

T-Mobile must refund at least $67.5 million to customers who faced unauthorized charges on their phone bill from third-party services.

Thursday, March 06, 2014 12:48 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Having too much tax withheld could get you a big refund. You could be using that money year-round.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 3:22 pm
By Kay Bell ·

An error code has been showing up for some taxpayers when checking on the status of their refunds.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 3:26 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The federal agency is nudging taxpayers toward more online interactions.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 2:30 pm
By Marcie Geffner ·

Rule would confirm oversight of largest nonbank companies that provide foreign money transfers.

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

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.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 4:45 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The government shutdown slowed IRS preparation for the 2014 tax filing season.

Thursday, August 04, 2011 3:38 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Did you buy an airline ticket before July 23 but didn’t fly until that day or later? Then you paid a federal aviation tax that has since expired. And that means you’re eligible for a tax refund of your ticket tax money. The good news is that the Internal Revenue Service and some airlines are

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