Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Brick and mortar retailers hope that a national sales tax law will get shoppers back into real stores. But lawmakers can’t agree on the tax method. Now a hybrid has been proposed.

Thursday, August 04, 2016 3:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More sales tax holidays are this weekend. But you might be able to get tax-free items without braving the crowds in brick-and-mortar stores.

Tuesday, September 01, 2015 12:13 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Every vote counts. And 1 voter in Missouri literally held a sales tax-hike vote in her hands.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:19 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Do you do your holiday shopping online to avoid sales taxes? Enjoy it this year. It could be the last sales-tax-free Cyber Monday.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 3:03 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Online shopping got more expensive on Oct. 1 in Maryland and Minnesota. Amazon now collects sales tax on purchases there, bringing to 23 the number of states with the levies.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014 10:07 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax holidays continue to hang around, but many in the tax world say they are terrible tax policy and don’t really do much to boost state economies.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014 3:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Celebrate Independence Day by flying Old Glory proudly. In some states, your U.S. flag purchase is tax free.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 12:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Louisiana, Virginia and Florida are holding sales tax holidays to help residents save on hurricane supplies.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 3:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Marijuana supporters had predicted much more in tax revenue during the legalization campaign.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 3:19 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

States are turning to higher sales taxes to boost their bottom lines, says one recent study.

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