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, October 1, 2015 1:46 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Oregon now allows recreational marijuana sales, but is postponing tax collection until next year.

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Monday, September 28, 2015 2:36 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Donald Trump releases “new” tax plan: a bunch of previously proposed tax changes.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Volkswagen’s manipulation of its diesel autos’ emissions readings cost the company its reputation and the U.S. Treasury millions in improper tax credits.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:04 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

IRS efforts, such as added return-processing filters, are making progress in stopping tax refund fraud by identity thieves.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:48 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Casinos are losing money and states are losing tax revenue as younger people turn to other entertainment options such as fantasy sports.

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015 12:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Chicago’s effort to collect a 9% tax on streamed entertainment is facing a court challenge.

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Thursday, September 10, 2015 2:04 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Even federal workers have tax trouble sometimes. Current employees and retirees collecting pay and benefits from Uncle Sam owe $3.5 billion in delinquent taxes.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2015 1:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Starting in 2016, if you have to pay the IRS $100 million or more, you’ll have to send Uncle Sam the huge amount in 2 checks, not 1 big payment.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Rep. Jason Chaffetz chairs the House committee that looks at how well government, including the IRS, does or doesn’t run. Now he’s also a tax identity theft victim.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 12:13 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Every vote counts. And 1 voter in Missouri literally held a sales tax-hike vote in her hands.

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