Taxes Blog

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 10:21 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Amid its recent troubles, the Internal Revenue Service has had some successes, including its efforts to combat tax-related identity theft.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013 4:30 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Many successful big businesses cut their U.S. taxes by operating foreign subsidiaries. Nike has named some of its foreign operations after its popular shoes.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013 2:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A pair of Republican congressmen want to do away with three educational tax breaks and enact a single tax credit to help pay for college costs.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013 3:43 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A tax policy think tank says state sales tax codes are stuck in the last century. Changes for 21st century buying could bring states billions in lost taxes.

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Friday, July 19, 2013 11:51 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Will investigators find the ‘smoking gun’ IRS email revealing who ordered targeting of Tea Party tax-exempt applicants? A search of 5,500 messages was fruitless.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013 6:07 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The House subcommittee in charge of IRS funding recommends slashing the agency’s upcoming budget. Is the move motivated by financial necessity or politics?

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 5:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The 2013 hurricane season is off to a slow start. Good. That gives us plenty of time to make our tax-related disaster plans.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 9:30 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

During a routine transfer of political group filings to a public database, the IRS neglected to redact some Social Security numbers.

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Friday, July 5, 2013 10:19 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The earned income tax credit catches a lot of heat, but many military families depend on it and the refundable portion of the child tax credit.

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Monday, July 1, 2013 12:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate Finance Committee’s top Democrat and Republican want to start tax reform with a clean slate, wiping out most tax breaks in exchange for lower tax rates.

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