Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 11:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Law enforcement made some progress this week against the huge telephone tax scam. 5 people were arrested for allegedly being part of the largest tax scam ever.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 1:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A man’s home literally is his castle for a former king of Romania. He says a war veterans’ tax break means he shouldn’t owe real estate taxes on the property.

Thursday, May 19, 2016 11:12 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxes can be tough to pay sometimes. A Portugal resident found his tax bill so high that he resorted to robbing banks to cover it.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 1:46 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Legalizing marijuana at the federal level and in all states could bring in billions. It wouldn’t really make a big dent in government budgets, but it would make many constituents happy.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A U.S. senator is seeking answers from officials in Nevada and Wyoming about tax-evading shell companies in their states that were listed in the latest Panama Papers release.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 10:04 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite assurances that the IRS will send taxpayers letters before calling them, some auditors have been calling individuals unannounced. That’s changing.

Thursday, May 05, 2016 11:30 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Payroll outsourcing giant ADP is the latest company to fall prey to identity theft hackers. This time the crooks got their hands on workers’ W-2 forms with all its vital tax-filing data.

Tuesday, May 03, 2016 1:27 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The NBA’s King James and other professional athletes and entertainment personalities don’t have to pay much into Social Security. Why? The annual earnings cap.

Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:55 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Social Security, Medicare and defense spending get most of our tax dollars every year.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The latest telephone tax scam wants targeted victims to send the calling crooks iTunes gift cards. The IRS might like music, but it wants money.

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