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, July 31, 2012 12:57 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Mitt Romney admitted the IRS has audited him. Do you think those questionable filings are why he doesn’t want to reveal more of his tax returns?

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Thursday, July 26, 2012 9:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Have you ever not taken a tax break because claiming it was just too darn difficult? Some companies say they have.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 5:07 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The super-rich had at least $21 trillion hidden in secret tax havens worldwide at the end of 2010. And it’s probably a low-ball amount.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012 3:31 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is resisting releasing more than a couple of tax returns. Want to see what’s on his 1040s?

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012 4:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Amazon began collecting sales tax from Texas purchases July 1.

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Thursday, July 12, 2012 3:02 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Efforts to cope with record hot temperatures could also offer some possible tax savings.

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012 11:53 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The president’s proposal to extend Bush tax cuts only to lower-income taxpayers is more popular …

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Thursday, July 5, 2012 5:34 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Alabama residents can purchase many storm-related items tax-free July 6-8 as part of the state’s first Severe Storm Sales Tax Holiday.

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Monday, July 2, 2012 4:45 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

What better way to celebrate our nation’s birthday than with celebrity tax fireworks.

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:59 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The controversial health care purchase mandate is constitutional because of Congress’ ability to tax us.

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