Taxes Blog

Tuesday, January 22, 2013 4:27 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The president touched lightly on tax reform in his second inaugural speech. Could his brief call to revamp the tax code be a step toward reform?

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Thursday, January 17, 2013 4:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Bummed because you’re having to wait on the IRS to process your tax refund? Adjust your withholding so you’ll have the money yourself year-round.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013 4:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The bright side to waiting until Jan. 30 for the IRS to accept 2012 tax returns: You can explore some of 2013′s tax changes.

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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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