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, April 17, 2012 11:04 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s here — the day you must get your tax return or filing extension request on its way to the IRS.

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Monday, April 16, 2012 11:28 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Companies are once again offering taxpayers special and free deals on Tax day.

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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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