Taxes Blog

Thursday, February 21, 2013 2:37 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate have introduced bills that would cut their pay. Most are tied to deficit reduction. And they’ll never pass.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013 12:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax rates play a part in people’s decisions to move to a new state, but usually it’s a very small reason for relocating.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013 2:26 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Roads are filled with pot holes. Bridges are crumbling. Is a federal gas tax hike imminent as a way to help pay for the repairs and new infrastructure works?

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013 3:42 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If you use some of your tax refund to buy a savings bond, you can get the savings instrument as an actual, old-school piece of paper.

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Thursday, February 7, 2013 5:21 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Deducting your state sales taxes this filing season? You can use the IRS tables or you can add up the amounts on all those receipts you collected.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2013 4:10 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Federal investigators wrapped up a two-year investigation into a tax-debt relief company with a settlement that should help repay some of the money lost by taxpayers.

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 3:29 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxpayers are sending in their 1040s. So are identity thieves, who steal taxpayer info and then submit fake returns before the real taxpayers send in their 1040s.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:25 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Residents of one New Jersey township now can trim their real estate tax bills simply by shopping at local merchants and swiping a new tax rewards card.

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Thursday, January 24, 2013 2:38 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

As taxpayers look to finally file their 2012 returns, a lawsuit challenging IRS regulation of paid preparers is being fought.

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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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