Taxes Blog

Thursday, May 9, 2013 4:42 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Internal Revenue Service has made it official that it will not go snooping into your electronic communications without first obtaining a warrant.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013 2:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would force online retailers to collect sales tax depending on where the buyer lives. But don’t start budgeting for the added tax costs just yet.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 4:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

What will congress do this time as we near the latest limit on U.S. borrowing? Who knows?

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Tuesday, April 30, 2013 3:04 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The House tax-writing committee recently held a hearing on homeownership tax breaks and how they fit into tax reform. Guess what. They’re safe!

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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
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