Taxes Blog

Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:37 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Victims of tax preparer fraud suffer twice, says the Taxpayer Advocate. First they lose their tax refunds, then they must wait years for a replacement check.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:53 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Around $106 billion is lost government-wide due to improper payments. The IRS contribution to this unwelcome amount is $15.6 billion in bad EITC claims.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Crowd funding is a fun and potentially lucrative way to pay for your project. It also could leave you with a big tax bill.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 2:24 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds the IRS has been doing a terrible job of carrying out certain audits.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 3:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Celebrate Independence Day by flying Old Glory proudly. In some states, your U.S. flag purchase is tax free.

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:58 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Uncle Sam is serious about getting his cut from foreign accounts. FATCA and new voluntary disclosure rules should help.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014 1:26 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Confused by all the different federal tax breaks for educational costs? The House has approved a bill it says will simplify things.

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Monday, June 23, 2014 6:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Don’t forget to factor taxes into your retirement plans. Underestimating them could affect how enjoyable your golden years will be.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014 4:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

We can’t stop Mother Nature’s disastrous outbreaks, but we can be prepared. Taxes need to be part of any storm preparations.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014 3:40 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

U.S. Representatives say it’s time to limit federal contracts to companies that use offshore tax havens. Will Senators agree? Do you?

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