Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Monday, July 25, 2016 6:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Democratic Party’s platform committee felt the Bern, with Bernie Sanders making inroads in the tax area of the party’s guiding document.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Sen. Ted Cruz lost a bitter nomination fight to Donald J. Trump, but the junior senator from Texas won many of the GOP’s platform planks.

Monday, July 18, 2016 6:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is working on making his tax plan mesh with the GOP’s official party platform. Will changes be revealed at the convention?

Thursday, July 14, 2016 2:03 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A disgruntled GOP member reportedly will give $5 million to a charity if Donald Trump will release his tax returns. That’s money that likely won’t be spent, or donated.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 12:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Internal Revenue Service efforts to stop fraudulent tax refunds are posing problems for legitimate taxpayers waiting for their real refunds, according to the latest National Taxpayer Advocate report.

Thursday, July 07, 2016 12:57 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The NBA and MLB impose luxury taxes on teams that exceed spending caps. The new NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are facing a $54 million luxury tax.

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 3:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Lionel Messi is not having fun this summer. First he missed a penalty kick that cost his Argentina team a major championship. Now he’s a convicted tax felon in Spain.

Thursday, June 23, 2016 2:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

June 26 marks 1 year since the Supreme Court deemed same-sex marriages legal across the United States. Here are some tax and estate planning tips to help celebrate that anniversary.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 3:04 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxes take time to complete and that time costs a lot of money, around $409 billion, according to a recent Tax Foundation study.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Philadelphia is about to become the largest U.S. city to tax beverages, sugar-sweetened and otherwise. In pushing for the tax, officials opted for the honest “we need the money” approach.

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