Taxes Blog

Thursday, April 12, 2012 4:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Americans must get their federal income tax return, or an extension to file, to the …

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012 5:51 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Here’s yet another reason to file electronically: Fatal traffic accidents increase on tax day.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 6:00 pm
By Polyana da Costa · Bankrate.com

Do you want to keep giving tax breaks to the wealthiest Americans — people like President Barack Obama, Warren Buffett …

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012 9:46 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s official. A major campaign plank of President Barack Obama’s re-election effort is tax fairness.

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Thursday, April 5, 2012 1:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A CPA once told me that 95 percent of doing taxes is organization. I’m not sure I agree with that percentage.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012 2:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

In the span of four days, we witnessed what was arguably the largest spate of gambling in U.S. history. By the time the Mega Millions lottery numbers were drawn on Friday, March 30, folks hoping for immediate wealth had bought more that 625 million tickets. Three days later when NCAA March Madness wound down with

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Thursday, March 29, 2012 1:52 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The bursting housing bubble still has some fizz. The federal government and 49 state attorneys general recently reached a $25 billion settlement with mortgage lenders over alleged foreclosure abuses that helped contribute to the current housing crisis. Now some U.S. representatives want to make sure that the deal doesn’t produce tax problems for the folks

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 4:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax day 2012 is fast approaching. If you haven’t filed your tax return yet, chances are you owe the IRS.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:03 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

One of the worst tax surprises is that canceled debt generally is taxable.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The latest shot in the federal budget battle has been fired. House Republicans have released their fiscal year 2013 budget plan. Republican budget wunderkind Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin representative who chairs the House Budget Committee, wants to collapse the current six tax brackets that range from 10 percent to 35 percent to just two, 10

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