Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

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.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 10:14 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Another member of the House Ways and Means Committee is a tax identity theft victim. Rep. Jim Renacci shared his story with his colleagues and introduced a bill to fight the crime.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 12:27 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Commander in Chief files taxes just like the rest of us. The Obamas (and Bidens) released their 2015 returns. But we’re still waiting for more from folks who want to take their place in the White House.

Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:30 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Sen. Elizabeth Warren doesn’t like the IRS partnership with TurboTax and other tax software companies. She wants the tax agency to provide its own free filing system.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 12:41 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

You’ve got less than a week to file your tax return, unless you get an extension. Either way, though, remember that you must pay any tax you owe by April 18.

Monday, April 11, 2016 1:14 pm
By Mark Hamrick · Bankrate.com

As Tax Day looms, the Panama Papers shed light on the tax avoidance efforts of the rich and famous.

Thursday, April 07, 2016 4:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you don’t have a credit or debit card or a bank account, the IRS has a tax payment option for you. You can pay your federal taxes in cash at some 7-Eleven stores.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016 2:08 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A massive batch of leaked financial documents sheds light on possible global tax havens of world leaders. Some of that cash is stashed in the United States.

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