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.
Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Teresa and Joe Giudice, from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality show, are facing an IRS lien on their mansion.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxpayers whose personal information was used by criminals to file fraudulent tax returns now can get copies of the fake 1040s from the IRS.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Presidential candidate Ben Carson needs to do away with deductions if his flat-tax plan is to work.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Save your refund even before getting them each filing season? Some tax experts recommend it.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:25 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The lower IRS audit rate seems like good news. However, Uncle Sam is losing money on tax cheaters.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 2:49 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

This bill could require the IRS to hand over some unpaid tax bills to private debt collectors.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 7:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s that time of year again, when the IRS adjusts tax provisions for inflation. Here are some changes that will affect your 2016 tax returns.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:02 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS’ use of high-tech cellphone surveillance devices has some concerned about just what data will be collected and from whom.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS and its state and tax industry partners will share more filing information in their continuing efforts to stop tax ID theft and return fraud.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015 12:41 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Remember Mitt Romney’s remark about the 47%? New numbers now peg the number lower.

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