Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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 …

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:51 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Here’s yet another reason to file electronically: Fatal traffic accidents increase on tax day.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 10:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Haven’t done your taxes yet? Maybe it’s because you’ve been working on your hairdo. OfficeMax’s 2011 Tax it to Me survey found that around 40 percent of respondents said they’d feel more confident taking a pair of scissors to their own locks than filling out their tax returns on their own. Before you go gender stereotyping, that

Thursday, April 07, 2011 12:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s looking like neither side is willing to blink in the government shutdown game of chicken. So what does that mean to taxpayers who haven’t filed their tax returns yet? Nothing. Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Doug Shulman has made it clear that while his agency will be short-staffed if the federal government runs out of money,