Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS’ annual inflation adjustments bump up the amount of money in each income tax bracket for 2014.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The bright side to waiting until Jan. 30 for the IRS to accept 2012 tax returns: You can explore some of 2013′s tax changes.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:58 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Lower top income tax rates don’t necessarily lead to greater economic growth. In other words, there is no magic low-tax-rate bullet for the economy.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:53 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The president’s proposal to extend Bush tax cuts only to lower-income taxpayers is more popular …

Thursday, June 21, 2012 3:08 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Congress and the president continue to fight over how individual income tax rates should look in 2013. President Barack Obama wants to increase the top two rates, currently at 33 percent and 35 percent, to 36 percent and 39.5 percent, respectively. Congress, and by Congress I mean the Republicans who control the House and who

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:46 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s official. A major campaign plank of President Barack Obama’s re-election effort is tax fairness.