Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:49 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

For yet a third time, the IRS in 2017 will use private debt collectors to bring in overdue taxes from some taxpayers. Here’s what you need to know.

Thursday, September 22, 2016 5:46 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit can help both people who’ve had a hard time finding work and the companies that hire them. But a deadline to claim the WOTC tax break is fast approaching.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 11:22 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Donald Trump’s revised tax plan is less costly, but at the expense of those who contribute to charities. They would lose more of the value of their itemized deductions.

Thursday, September 15, 2016 3:38 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some medal and prize-money winning U.S. Olympic athletes from the Rio Games are about to enjoy that income tax-free.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 5:11 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When you turn 70 1/2, tax law demands you take some money out of traditional IRAs and other tax-deferred retirement accounts. One senator wants to make those required minimum distributions, or RMDs, later.

Thursday, September 08, 2016 4:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Brick and mortar retailers hope that a national sales tax law will get shoppers back into real stores. But lawmakers can’t agree on the tax method. Now a hybrid has been proposed.

Tuesday, September 06, 2016 2:01 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Adjust your payroll withholding now to avoid the 2017 tax season delay of refunds related to Earned Income Tax Credit or additional child tax credit claims.

Thursday, September 01, 2016 3:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some South Florida property owners got surprisingly big real estate bills due to a computer entry error by the local tax office. You have options if you, too, get a tax bill that you think is wrong.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 2:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you miss the 60-day retirement plan rollover deadline, a new IRS ruling could save you from taxes plus the 10% penalty usually assessed in these cases.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 11:40 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is looking to transform its services and taxpayer interactions with a view toward digital enhancements. Some worry, however, that such a move will shortchange some taxpayers.

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