Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:18 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Finally! We have a proposal to reform the out-of-control U.S. tax code.

Friday, February 21, 2014 5:26 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

The president is stepping away from Social Security. But entitlements and taxes need attention eventually.

Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate Finance Committee chairman has suggested some changes to our tax system.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 1:30 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Could the debt deal be the basis for long-term tax reform?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 4:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Yes, the National Football League operates as a tax-exempt entity. A senator says any tax reform effort should strip the league and other sports groups of their tax-free status.

Monday, September 02, 2013 6:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study says don’t eliminate favorable capital gains tax rates, just tweak them to achieve tax reform goals.

Monday, July 01, 2013 12:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate Finance Committee’s top Democrat and Republican want to start tax reform with a clean slate, wiping out most tax breaks in exchange for lower tax rates.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The federal tax code is 100 this year. Is it time to retire it? Or perhaps finally reform it?

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:27 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The president touched lightly on tax reform in his second inaugural speech. Could his brief call to revamp the tax code be a step toward reform?

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 12:48 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Are you as stunned as I am that General Electric Co., which netted $14 billion in worldwide profits last year, paid no U.S. taxes on the earnings? I’ve focused on taxes for almost 15 years. I lived in Washington, D.C., for two decades and saw how tax laws were made and then changed once folks

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