Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:30 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Hillary Clinton added to the list of tax returns she’s made public by releasing her 2015 filing on Aug. 12. So did her running mate. We’re still waiting on Donald Trump’s taxes.

Monday, April 06, 2015 6:00 pm
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

The issue in waiting until April 15, 2015 to fund 2014’s IRA contributions is that you’re losing up to 15 months’ worth of investment returns.

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 7:05 am
By Judy Martel ·

Those in the top-earning echelon are closing in on pre-recession highs.

Thursday, February 20, 2014 6:05 am
By Kemberley Washington ·

Here are four common and costly errors to avoid this tax-filing season.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:27 pm
By Kay Bell ·

About 43 percent of Americans won’t pay 2013 taxes. Take a closer look at why they’re not filing.

Tuesday, December 03, 2013 3:01 pm
By Kay Bell ·

The standard deduction is the same on all three tax returns. But the 1040EZ shows it differently.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 8:30 am
By Kim Fulscher ·

Yesterday was the last day to complete your taxes. If you got a refund, here are some ways to spend that money.

Monday, January 24, 2011 12:18 pm
By Kay Bell ·

A lot of taxpayers are filing their tax returns this month because they are getting a refund. Now the Internal Revenue Service is making checking on those refunds easier, at least for folks who own smartphones. The IRS today unveiled IRS2Go, its first smartphone application. It allows taxpayers to check on their status of their tax

Thursday, July 01, 2010 8:57 am
By Holden Lewis ·

The Senate extended the homebuyer tax credit Wednesday night, and the measure should hit the president’s desk soon. The House had extended the tax credit earlier in the week. This means that homebuyers have until Sept. 30 to close their transactions and take possession of their houses. The deadline had been June 30. And now

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 9:38 am
By Kay Bell ·

The mortgage interest tax deduction isn’t available to every taxpayer, but that doesn’t stop it from getting a whole lot of attention. The reason: Our homes are usually our largest purchases. And if you can claim this home-related tax break, it goes a long way in helping lower your eventual tax bill. But as I’ve noted over

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