Taxes Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Parents worried about how they’ll pay for their kids’ college educations can rest easier. The White House has backed off a proposal to tax 529 plan earnings.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax season 2015 is officially underway. That means some taxpayers already have become victims of tax identity theft. Don’t become the next one to fall prey to this crime.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:24 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Want your tax refund in cash? Wal-Mart’s new Direct2Cash program gives filers the option to pick up their refund money in cash at the retail giant’s stores.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:13 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The president will present some tax law changes in his 2015 State of the Union address. The speech really is a tax reform test for Congress.

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Friday, January 16, 2015 11:32 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is letting Free File users get a head start on their 2015 taxes. The free online tax prep and e-filing option opens Jan. 16, days before the full Jan. 20 filing season starts.

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Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:07 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS commissioner and National Taxpayer Advocate both warn taxpayers that they shouldn’t expect much help from the agency this tax-filing season.

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Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax software giant Intuit made changes this year to its TurboTax program that could cost users more. Will they pay or switch to rival H&R Block?

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Thursday, January 8, 2015 1:02 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study finds women chief financial officers are less likely than their male counterparts to use tax shelters.

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015 11:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Be careful about where you get your tax information. A chain email warning about 2015 tax changes gets it mostly wrong.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 9:40 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Although Congress didn’t finalize 2014 tax laws until a couple of weeks ago, the IRS says it will be able to start the 2015 filing season on time.

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