Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, March 26, 2015 3:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A recent poll found that most people aren’t too upset about their own tax bills. However, they do worry that corporations and the wealthy aren’t paying their fair share of taxes.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 3:25 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is asking some taxpayers to verify their identities before it will process their returns. Don’t panic. It’s a legitimate effort to stop tax identity theft.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015 3:18 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Internal Revenue Service is likely to see its budget cut even more by Congress. One representative is trying to rally support for a budget hike. Good luck.

Thursday, March 12, 2015 4:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Did or will you get a refund? What did or do you plan to do with it? Most folks surveyed by Bankrate say they’ll pay down debt or put the tax cash into savings.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 3:22 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Thinking about hiring a tax pro? Finding a good one is a major problem for many taxpayers, according to a recent tax season evaluation by some consumer groups.

Thursday, March 05, 2015 2:30 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A recent look at profitable big businesses found 11 companies that paid no U.S. taxes in 2014. This is one reason why we’re likely to see corporate tax reform soon.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 12:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Congress can’t seem to agree on much nowadays, so one senator is proposing tax law changes by White House executive order. That’s not a good idea.

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

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 · Bankrate.com

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 · Bankrate.com

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.

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