Taxes Blog

Thursday, February 26, 2015 10:18 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A White House idea to end tax-free 529 benefits resulted in a 180, with passage of a House bill to expand the college savings option.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015 1:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

State taxes are a complication and cost for millions of U.S. taxpayers. MyFreeTaxes offers online and in-person help at no cost.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015 1:41 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taking tax refund money to pay what a filer owes another government agency is not unusual. A federal lawsuit, however, says the Social Security Administration went too far.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015 12:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax filing season seems to be going well so far, but we’re also starting to get reports of Obamacare tax troubles.

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Thursday, February 12, 2015 2:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax identity theft and fraud is a growing issue, highlighted by problems with recent state e-filings. Will security concerns affect how you file your 1040?

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 12:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Looking for a tax pro to help you file your 2014 return? The IRS now has an online directory to help you make the choice.

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Monday, February 9, 2015 7:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Here’s what to do with a refund when you have no debt and you’re already saving for retirement.

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Friday, February 6, 2015 1:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Fears of fraudulent state tax returns has prompted TurboTax to temporarily halt e-filing of those documents.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some taxpayers could be facing penalty charges connected to the Obamacare advance premium tax credit calculations. Not to worry. The IRS is waiving them in many cases.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:31 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget contains several tax proposals prompted by well-known individuals, including Warren Buffett and Mitt Romney.

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