Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:59 am
By Kay Bell ·

The IRS’ online tax transcript feature was breached by crooks who used taxpayer data they stole elsewhere to get the filers’ tax information, too.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:15 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Congress is hesitant to hike the federal gas tax, which has been stalled at 18.4 cents a gallon for 22 years, but some states are bumping up their fuel levies.

Monday, May 25, 2015 6:05 am
By Mark Hamrick ·

In this podcast, hear about the outlook for gas prices and about taxes at the health club.

Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:57 am
By Kay Bell ·

Be careful what you say, especially about your taxes. You never know who might be listening! One taxpayer’s conversation with the IRS made it onto Howard Stern’s show.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 12:07 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Keystone State lottery players now get their winnings free of state taxes. The governor is proposing a tax on some jackpots as a way to close the state’s budget gap.

Thursday, May 14, 2015 2:12 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Two New York City waitresses’ posthumous surprise tip is best ever because it’s tax-free.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 1:17 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tom Brady will lose $2 million if his NFL four-game suspension is upheld. Massachusetts and New York tax collectors also will lose money if the quarterback doesn’t play.

Thursday, May 07, 2015 4:08 pm
By Kay Bell ·

A recent investigation by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration investigation looked at a cases where IRS employees didn’t pay their taxes.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015 10:37 am
By Kay Bell ·

The 2016 presidential campaign is well under way. I know, I can hear your groaning through the Internet. To borrow a campaign catchphrase, I feel your pain. As I type, six Republicans are seeking their party’s nomination. But by the time you read this, a couple of more candidates may have declared.┬áThe Democrats so far

Thursday, April 30, 2015 1:16 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Maine’s governor wants his state to become the 10th one with no income tax. The advantages and disadvantages of no taxes aren’t necessarily clear cut.

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