Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:18 am
By Kay Bell ·

A White House idea to end tax-free 529 benefits resulted in a 180, with passage of a House bill to expand the college savings option.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:50 pm
By Kay Bell ·

State taxes are a complication and cost for millions of U.S. taxpayers. MyFreeTaxes offers online and in-person help at no cost.

Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:41 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Taking tax refund money to pay what a filer owes another government agency is not unusual. A federal lawsuit, however, says the Social Security Administration went too far.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:34 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax filing season seems to be going well so far, but we’re also starting to get reports of Obamacare tax troubles.

Thursday, February 12, 2015 2:34 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax identity theft and fraud is a growing issue, highlighted by problems with recent state e-filings. Will security concerns affect how you file your 1040?

Friday, February 06, 2015 1:59 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Fears of fraudulent state tax returns has prompted TurboTax to temporarily halt e-filing of those documents.

Thursday, February 05, 2015 2:16 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Some taxpayers could be facing penalty charges connected to the Obamacare advance premium tax credit calculations. Not to worry. The IRS is waiving them in many cases.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015 7:00 am
By Dr. Don Taylor ·

Read the fine print when you work with your investment professional. While they tend to be knowledgeable about taxes, there’s a disclaimer somewhere that they aren’t providing you tax advice.

Monday, February 02, 2015 3:58 pm
By Jennie L. Phipps ·

Social Security makes it a little easier to pay Uncle Sam what you owe him.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:39 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Parents worried about how they’ll pay for their kids’ college educations can rest easier. The White House has backed off a proposal to tax 529 plan earnings.

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