Taxes Blog

Thursday, April 25, 2013 2:56 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When it comes to identity thieves vs. the Internal Revenue Service, the crooks have the edge. For now. But the IRS says it’s prevention efforts are making a difference.

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013 11:57 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Despite a law requiring accountability for money that federal agencies pay out, the IRS has issued as much as $13.6 billion in improperly claimed earned income tax credits.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 1:42 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

April 18 is Tax Freedom Day 2013, the day that one tax research group says Americans have earned enough to pay all their annual tax obligations.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:21 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The National Taxpayer Advocate has identified the towns with the most tax cheats. But the bigger question is what causes people to fudge their tax filings?

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Monday, April 15, 2013 12:09 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Is this a great country or what? Everything, even filing our taxes, can be turned into a product promotion.

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Friday, April 12, 2013 12:26 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Your 2012 tax return isn’t the only thing due by April 15. You also have to deal with your IRA, HSA, estimated taxes and possibly a 2009 unclaimed refund by that date.

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Tags: HSA, IRA, Roth IRA
Thursday, April 11, 2013 1:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s deja vu all over again when it comes to many of the tax provisions in President Barack Obama’s fiscal year 2014 budget proposal.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013 4:45 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Internal Revenue Service reportedly will be looking at social media sites in the hopes of catching tax cheats.

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Thursday, April 4, 2013 3:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Sequestration cuts are starting to be felt across the country, but Capitol Hill is stuck making purely symbolic gestures instead of reaching a financial solution.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013 4:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Various tax refund surveys find Americans have many uses for their tax refunds, from saving it to paying basic necessities to paying down debt to splurging.

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