Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 18, 2016 6:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The pervasive IRS impersonation tax scam keeps growing. With school set to resume, scam targets now are students, who are urged to pay a fake federal student tax.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:04 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite assurances that the IRS will send taxpayers letters before calling them, some auditors have been calling individuals unannounced. That’s changing.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The latest telephone tax scam wants targeted victims to send the calling crooks iTunes gift cards. The IRS might like music, but it wants money.

Thursday, February 18, 2016 10:55 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax con artists tend to rely on tricks they’ve tried in past years. But regardless of whether the tax scam is old or new, don’t be fooled by these 12 scams.

Thursday, February 04, 2016 11:10 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Use tax software? Then you could be a target of phishing scams seeking to steal your identity this filing season.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 11:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new law requiring the IRS to use private bill collectors to bring in overdue tax bills could make it easier for tax scammers.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Don’t fall for the ever-growing telephone tax scam. The caller on the other end of the line probably is a con artist, not an IRS agent.

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 4:10 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Federal investigators wrapped up a two-year investigation into a tax-debt relief company with a settlement that should help repay some of the money lost by taxpayers.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012 3:32 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A phishing scheme to steal identities by using EFTPS is once again showing up in email boxes.

Tuesday, May 01, 2012 3:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

How tough are things right now? So tough that three former NFL players allegedly resorted to ID theft …