Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:33 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

After almost a year, more than 50 tax breaks that expired on Dec. 31, 2013, are once again law. For two weeks. Then the process starts again in 2015.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 1:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new 529-type savings plan would help disabled individuals put away tax-free money. All it needs now is Senate approval.

Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:05 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Inflation changes to the Internal Revenue Service’s annual mileage rate deductions are small. Business drivers, however, do get a slightly larger write-off in 2015.

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 11:40 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Most taxpayers believe we all should pay our fair share. And cheating to reduce that amount, according to a recent survey, is not acceptable.

Thursday, December 04, 2014 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It looks like the expired tax breaks known as extenders are finally on their way to approval. But the deal is only for the 2014 tax year. Further action will be needed in 2015.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:19 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Do you do your holiday shopping online to avoid sales taxes? Enjoy it this year. It could be the last sales-tax-free Cyber Monday.

Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:36 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A group of South Florida college kids learned a lesson the hard way. They allegedly are part of a $1.9 million identity theft tax fraud ring.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:51 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It took a lot of work to get Sochi ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics games. One contractor involved in the makeover now is facing Russian tax evasion charges.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Atlantic City has fallen on hard times, but is hoping that it soon will get cash from property tax lien sales, including two against Trump casinos.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Old Man Winter arrived early and with a vengeance this week across much of the United States. Resulting property damages could mean tax help for some.

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