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, 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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Tuesday, June 2, 2015 3:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you’re not as rich as Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, the cost of transitioning from one gender to another is a major expense. The tax code might be able to help.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 9:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS’ online tax transcript feature was breached by crooks who used taxpayer data they stole elsewhere to get the filers’ tax information, too.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 3:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Congress is hesitant to hike the federal gas tax, which has been stalled at 18.4 cents a gallon for 22 years, but some states are bumping up their fuel levies.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 11:57 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Be careful what you say, especially about your taxes. You never know who might be listening! One taxpayer’s conversation with the IRS made it onto Howard Stern’s show.

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