Taxes Blog

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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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:37 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act means the IRS is about to be swamped with a lot of new and amended tax returns.

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Monday, June 24, 2013 5:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS has completed its initial review of the inappropriate Tea Party tax-exempt screenings. There’s no conspiracy, but the investigation continues.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013 5:19 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Sunshine State is the latest in the growing group of states where online retail giant Amazon will start collecting sales tax.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013 3:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

As the economy slowly improves, states are beginning to dig out of their recession-level fiscal holes.

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Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

There are many tax deadlines that taxpayers need to keep track of during June.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013 4:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Got a special event in in your home town? Consider renting your house to visitors. If the lease is 14 or fewer days, the rental income is tax-free.

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 6:13 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

An 84-year-old Florida woman is lucky that she doesn’t owe state taxes on her lottery millions, but the new money could mean some of her Social Security is taxed.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 5:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Texas and New York have been competitive for years in sports arenas. Now the states have a new tax rivalry.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:40 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new study finds that the wealthiest taxpayers get the greatest benefit from the tax breaks that cost the U.S. Treasury the most.

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