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.
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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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 10:42 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It may not be romantic, but taking care of these tax tasks after you return from your honeymoon can save you some money.

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Friday, June 26, 2015 10:10 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court has ruled same-sex marriages are legal nationwide.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:49 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Now that the Affordable Care Act and the tax credits that make it possible will remain, Congress is focusing on repealing parts of it, such as the medical device tax.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 2:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Cleveland Cavaliers lost the 2015 NBA title, but the games brought the city $1.4 million in added tax revenue.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:49 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new report charges Wal-Mart with using international loopholes to lower its U.S. tax bills. With the world’s largest retailer now part of the conversation, corporate tax reform might finally happen.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015 12:09 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam, state tax departments and the tax industry private sector have united to fight tax identity theft and fraudulent refund filings.

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Thursday, June 11, 2015 1:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

White House wannabe Carly Fiorina, one of the many seeking the GOP 2016 presidential nomination, has released her 2012 and 2013 tax returns. Why do we care?

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Tuesday, June 9, 2015 11:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A pay stub with info on Pittsburgh Major League Baseball all-star Andrew McCutchen’s income was found in a clubhouse. It shows the myriad taxes he has to pay to play professional ball.

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Thursday, June 4, 2015 11:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

All eyes are on the IRS after crooks were able to access data on 104,000 previously filed tax returns. But the agency actually is doing a better job of stopping tax ID theft.

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