Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, July 26, 2011 8:14 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Electricians are licensed. So are plumbers. Even my hairdresser has to get an official piece of paper from the State of Texas before she can cut hair for a living. But in most states, it doesn’t take any formal OK for folks to hang out a shingle declaring they are tax professionals. The Internal Revenue

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 2:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More taxpayers than ever rely on professional help to fill out their tax returns. Such expertise, however, does not let individual filers off the hook. That’s the costly lesson one couple learned. In 2006 the married couple got $3.4 million from the termination of a swap transaction. I don’t know exactly what a swap is,

Tags: tax, tax pro, Taxes