Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 12:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The changing diplomatic treatment of Cuba also has led to a tax change. U.S. taxpayers now can claim the foreign tax credit against Cuban taxes they paid.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:01 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More adult family members find themselves caring for their aging parents. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed they get a $1,200 tax credit.

Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Presidential candidate Ben Carson needs to do away with deductions if his flat-tax plan is to work.

Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Volkswagen’s manipulation of its diesel autos’ emissions readings cost the company its reputation and the U.S. Treasury millions in improper tax credits.

Monday, August 04, 2014 6:05 am
By Dr. Don Taylor · Bankrate.com

New legislation offers a tax credit for working adults that pay for the care of their parents without requiring that the parents be the child’s dependents for tax purposes.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 6:00 am
By Allison Ross · Bankrate.com

The FTC is raising awareness that those serving our country need to also be wary in guarding their finances.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 1:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It doesn’t matter whether you get your health care coverage through a state or federal insurance exchange. Your tax credit to help pay for it is safe.

Thursday, September 06, 2012 1:49 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Several states offer tax deductions or tax credits to organ donors, but it doesn’t seem to have had much effect in increasing the donor pool.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:02 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Efforts to cope with record hot temperatures could also offer some possible tax savings.

Saturday, March 31, 2012 9:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello · Bankrate.com

If you’ve been watching gas prices climb and thinking about buying an electric car to stop that sucking sound of the money rushing out of your wallet at the gas pump, then there may be additional incentives within the next year. Recently, President Barack Obama asked Congress to increase tax incentives for buyers of alternative-fuel

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