Taxes Blog

Want to make filing your annual state and federal tax returns easier? Bankrate’s Taxes Blog focuses on how to deal with real-life tax situations, from which forms to file to tax brackets and rates to credits and deductions that will lower tax bills. To ensure that the tax tips are up-to-date, Bankrate’s Taxes Blog also keeps an eye on tax-law changes and the politics behind state and Internal Revenue Code alterations. See the latest posts below.
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 1:46 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

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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Thursday, July 30, 2015 11:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

An Arizona man got an almost $5,000 tax bill for cigarettes he bought online years ago. He’s not alone. States are getting creative to get added revenue.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:51 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Most estates won’t face the federal tax, but it’s a different story in states that still collect them. Would you relocate to protect your estate from taxes?

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Thursday, July 23, 2015 2:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A few states resisted same-sex marriage. Now that it’s the nation’s law, however, it could help boost their states’ tax collections.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015 10:04 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Greece’s financial troubles are partially due to the country’s widespread tax evasion. It’s a worldwide problem, even in the United States.

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Thursday, July 16, 2015 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax identity theft can be a mess to fix. That’s why the National Taxpayer Advocate says the IRS needs a single point of contact for tax ID theft victims.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015 3:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Presidential candidates want to simplify the tax code, but not at the expense of homeowners.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015 11:58 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxpayers are demanding more digital solutions. The IRS needs to respond, but also ensure the online options are secure.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 11:48 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Washington state’s first 12 months of taxable marijuana sales were much better than expected.

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Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:07 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you live in the Windy City and stream television shows, movies or music, you’ll now face a 9% tax on that service.

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