Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:42 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Dec. 31 will be here before you know it, so take some time now to make year-end tax moves that could lower your 2014 IRS bill.

Thursday, October 16, 2014 1:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The federal deficit continues to fall, thanks in large part to the record number of taxes Uncle Sam collected in fiscal year 2014.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 2:58 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More personal, local concerns, especially when it comes to taxes, often shape voting trends and election outcomes.

Thursday, October 09, 2014 1:57 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Cell phones are more popular than ever, despite the large amount of taxes assessed on the services.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014 3:03 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

IRS examination of tax returns has been dropping. That means more filers are prone to fudge figures on their 1040s. But the agency still is collecting trillions of dollars.

Thursday, October 02, 2014 3:03 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Online shopping got more expensive on Oct. 1 in Maryland and Minnesota. Amazon now collects sales tax on purchases there, bringing to 23 the number of states with the levies.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 3:49 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is closing some delinquent tax cases as uncollectible before agency employees complete all required steps to track down the owing individuals, according to a new report.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:52 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino is facing federal charges for a variety of alleged tax crimes. Find out how to avoid a similar situation in your tax life.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 4:04 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Things are getting real for Real Housewives of NJ reality TV stars Teresa and Joe Giudice. They could be going to federal jail for, in part, tax evasion charges.

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.

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