Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:18 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A White House idea to end tax-free 529 benefits resulted in a 180, with passage of a House bill to expand the college savings option.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

State taxes are a complication and cost for millions of U.S. taxpayers. MyFreeTaxes offers online and in-person help at no cost.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:41 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taking tax refund money to pay what a filer owes another government agency is not unusual. A federal lawsuit, however, says the Social Security Administration went too far.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax filing season seems to be going well so far, but we’re also starting to get reports of Obamacare tax troubles.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 2:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax identity theft and fraud is a growing issue, highlighted by problems with recent state e-filings. Will security concerns affect how you file your 1040?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Looking for a tax pro to help you file your 2014 return? The IRS now has an online directory to help you make the choice.

Monday, February 09, 2015 6:00 am
By Lance Davis · Bankrate.com

This app tracks the status of your tax refund, from the government’s pockets to yours.

Tags: IRS, mobile app, tax
Friday, February 06, 2015 1:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Fears of fraudulent state tax returns has prompted TurboTax to temporarily halt e-filing of those documents.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 2:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some taxpayers could be facing penalty charges connected to the Obamacare advance premium tax credit calculations. Not to worry. The IRS is waiving them in many cases.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Parents worried about how they’ll pay for their kids’ college educations can rest easier. The White House has backed off a proposal to tax 529 plan earnings.

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