Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Maine’s governor wants his state to become the 10th one with no income tax. The advantages and disadvantages of no taxes aren’t necessarily clear cut.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 1:24 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Overall state tax revenues were up in fiscal year 2014 compared to the previous year, but some states lost money. How did your state fare?

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

State taxes are a complication and cost for millions of U.S. taxpayers. MyFreeTaxes offers online and in-person help at no cost.

Friday, February 06, 2015 1:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Fears of fraudulent state tax returns has prompted TurboTax to temporarily halt e-filing of those documents.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxes are among the factors that businesses consider when locating their operations. The lack of taxes is evident in the 2015 ranking of best business tax climates.

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.

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