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, August 16, 2016 1:56 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The House is slightly behind the Senate in the competition to award Olympians tax relief for their winnings, but a bill to do just that has gained critical Ways and Means support.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016 6:30 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Hillary Clinton added to the list of tax returns she’s made public by releasing her 2015 filing on Aug. 12. So did her running mate. We’re still waiting on Donald Trump’s taxes.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax crooks don’t take the summer off. Some are out there now with a phishing scheme that pretends to come from tax software providers. Don’t fall for it!

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

American sports fans love their National Football League teams. They also love their fantasy football teams. Good news for them. More states are allowing the daily fantasy games.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 6:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The latest tax plan from the Republican presidential nominee backs off his earlier call for a no-tax bracket.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 3:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More sales tax holidays are this weekend. But you might be able to get tax-free items without braving the crowds in brick-and-mortar stores.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016 2:43 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

In previous Olympics events, some members of Congress proposed a tax break for the games’ medalists. This year, such a bill has finally cleared one chamber.

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 2:05 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Students facing overwhelming college loan payments sometimes are able to have that debt forgiven. But then they are hit with a tax bill. New legislation seeks to change that.

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Monday, July 25, 2016 6:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Democratic Party’s platform committee felt the Bern, with Bernie Sanders making inroads in the tax area of the party’s guiding document.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016 4:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Sen. Ted Cruz lost a bitter nomination fight to Donald J. Trump, but the junior senator from Texas won many of the GOP’s platform planks.

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