Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:30 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Do you take advantage of tax-favored retirement savings accounts? Congress is looking at ways to make IRAs and 401(k) plans more appealing.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:43 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Business leaders have long complained the U.S. tax code penalizes businesses. A new study agrees, putting America near the bottom of a tax competitiveness list.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is hoping that Direct Pay, another tax e-payment option introduced this year, will get a boost from September’s estimated tax payments.

Tuesday, September 09, 2014 3:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Employer-provided lunches could soon show up as added income in workers’ paychecks if the IRS follows through on plans to evaluate this workplace perk.

Thursday, September 04, 2014 1:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Delinquent Massachusetts taxpayers have a chance to get right with the state revenue office if they pay up during the amnesty period, which ends Oct. 31.

Tuesday, September 02, 2014 3:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Louisiana residents who got tax refunds via the state’s My Refund Visa debit card might have been hacked.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 10:40 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Actress and former Miss American Vanessa Williams is the latest celebrity to run afoul of the IRS. If you owe taxes, look into a payment agreement so you don’t end up like her.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:45 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Thousands have taken the Ice Bucket Challenge. Many also have donated to the ALS Association. If you gave money, you might be able to claim a tax deduction.

Thursday, August 21, 2014 2:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Being behind bars doesn’t deter some tax criminals. Two in Minnesota, however, have been charged with running a $400,000 fake tax refund scheme.

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.

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