Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 1:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam is losing billions each year in wrong Earned Income Tax Credit claims.

Friday, July 19, 2013 11:51 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Will investigators find the ‘smoking gun’ IRS email revealing who ordered targeting of Tea Party tax-exempt applicants? A search of 5,500 messages was fruitless.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:57 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite a law requiring accountability for money that federal agencies pay out, the IRS has issued as much as $13.6 billion in improperly claimed earned income tax credits.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 4:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A recent government investigation found that refundable tax credits cost the U.S. billions. But so do all the tax breaks you and I claim.