Taxes Blog

Thursday, January 10, 2013 6:08 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The American Taxpayer Relief Act made some tax laws permanent, but it also added more provisions that make filing even more complicated for some taxpayers.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013 11:23 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The 2013 tax filing season will open eight days later than the Internal Revenue Service had planned, on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013 4:06 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Because Congress didn’t pass tax law changes affecting 2012 tax returns until Jan. 1, this year’s filing process could be delayed.

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Thursday, January 3, 2013 5:48 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The tax bill passed to keep us from falling off the “fiscal cliff” also contained some questionable tax breaks for certain unorthodox businesses.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 7:36 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Congress let us fall off the “fiscal cliff,” but pulled us back on Jan. 1 with passage of a fiscal cliff tax bill that will cost wealthy taxpayers more.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 1:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The 6.2 percent payroll tax amount returned on Jan. 1, meaning that workers will see smaller paychecks in 2013.

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Thursday, December 27, 2012 4:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Welcome to Capitol Hill High School. That’s what Washington, D.C., looks like as the “fiscal cliff” fight drags on with politics, not policy, driving the debate.

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Friday, December 21, 2012 1:09 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Republican House leaders canceled a vote on their so-called Plan B to keep us from falling off the “fiscal cliff” Jan. 1, 2013. Now what?

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Thursday, December 20, 2012 2:46 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

House GOPers are expected to approve Speaker John Boehner’s plan B. But it’s just the latest for-show-only action in the “fiscal cliff” standoff.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012 3:26 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Congressmen from areas hard hit by Superstorm Sandy are fighting to expand federal disaster tax relief for their constituents.

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