Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:58 am
By Kay Bell ·

The Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac tax will apply to high-cost, employer-provided health coverage in 2018. To avoid the tax, some companies might end medical FSAs.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:28 am
By Kay Bell ·

Tips are taxable income. Some restaurants, however, are switching to no-tipping policies.

Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:18 pm
By Kay Bell ·

2 Massachusetts homeowners argue their property assessments are way off because their homes have no value.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:20 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Tax identity theft is a growing, changing plague. But the IRS is evolving, too, in how it fights this persistent crime.

Monday, August 17, 2015 4:15 pm
By Kay Bell ·

More tax identity theft victims from a hack of an IRS online service have been identified. The total now stands at 334,000.

Friday, August 14, 2015 12:42 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

Victims of ID theft who get free credit monitoring services won’t have to report the value of those services as taxable income, according to the IRS.

Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:47 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Renting your home for a few days a year can provide substantial tax-free federal income. It provides some cities added tax revenue, too.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:40 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Melissa Gilbert, star of “Little House on the Prairie,” is paying off more than $360,000 in federal taxes while also seeking a seat in the U.S. House.

Thursday, August 06, 2015 12:56 pm
By Kay Bell ·

Whom can you trust when it comes to protecting your identity? Apparently no one, as this week’s sentencing of an Alabama jailer for tax ID theft shows.

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 1:46 pm
By Kay Bell ·

You pay a variety of taxes to squeeze into your air carrier’s seats. Many of the taxes on air travel are flat fees, meaning you pay the same, regardless of how short your flight is.

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