Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 4:08 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you owe Connecticut, Louisiana or Arkansas taxes, you might be able to take advantage of tax amnesties now underway in those states.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:43 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A tax policy think tank says state sales tax codes are stuck in the last century. Changes for 21st century buying could bring states billions in lost taxes.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

As the economy slowly improves, states are beginning to dig out of their recession-level fiscal holes.

Thursday, November 29, 2012 4:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Owners of the two winning Powerball tickets will split the record $587.5 million jackpot. Federal and state tax collectors will get some of the winnings, too.

Tuesday, June 05, 2012 4:40 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite a big vote in California to raise the cigarette tax, the higher tobacco trend appears to be slowing.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 2:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

State tax officials are searching out tax payments from places that previously escaped notice.

Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Americans must get their federal income tax return, or an extension to file, to the …

Tuesday, August 02, 2011 10:34 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Summer is almost over. That means back-to-school sales tax holidays. This August, 17 states are trying to encourage shoppers by exempting certain products from state and in some cases local sales taxes. Mississippi kicked off tax holiday season last weekend. Eleven more states hold their tax-free shopping days this coming weekend. Five more state events

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 1:51 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

We are smack-dab in the middle of the federal tax filing season. That means most of us have been focusing on what the Internal Revenue Service wants from us by April 18. But for those of you living in one of the 43 states (and the District of Columbia) that collect some form of income

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