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.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013 3:03 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Travelers know that hotel, meal and transportation taxes add to their final bills. A new survey finds that Chicago tacked on the most such travel taxes in 2013.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:36 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The deadline is nearing for older taxpayers to make tax-free transfers from an IRA to charity.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013 1:45 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Deduction rates for business and medical miles, as well as for moving, will drop in 2014.

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 3:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More states could follow New York’s lead regarding online sales tax collection laws.

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013 3:01 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The standard deduction is the same on all three tax returns. But the 1040EZ shows it differently.

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 5:11 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Most tax revenue comes from property tax, but the amounts taxpayers pay vary greatly.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013 4:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Senate Finance Committee chairman has suggested some changes to our tax system.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013 1:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

There are some portfolio moves you should — and shouldn’t — make to keep tax bills low.

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Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Make sure your donations to Typhoon Haiyan victims go to legitimate groups.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013 1:05 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Inflation is low, but it’s enough for the IRS to boost 2014 standard deduction amounts.

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