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, October 16, 2012 12:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The second presidential debate could offer the best opportunity for a real rumble on tax policy.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012 2:38 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is always exploring ways to collect what it’s owed. Would reporting tax debts to the three credit bureaus help or hurt this effort?

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012 4:50 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS Whistleblower Office has been paying out big time for information on tax cheats, including to those who were involved in the schemes.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 4:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The first debate face-off between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney yielded nothing new on either side when it came to tax policy.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 3:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If Congress doesn’t act soon after it returns to work in November to keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff, every taxpayer will pay a steep price.

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Thursday, September 27, 2012 4:58 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Most of the nontaxpayers in the infamous 47 percent cited by Mitt Romney live in reliably Republican states in the South.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 3:55 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney decided not to claim almost $2 million in charitable donations. Would you do the same?

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Thursday, September 20, 2012 3:21 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Do you agree that laws should require everyone pay at least some taxes?

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Tuesday, September 18, 2012 3:58 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Lower top income tax rates don’t necessarily lead to greater economic growth. In other words, there is no magic low-tax-rate bullet for the economy.

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Friday, September 14, 2012 11:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Because Sept. 15 is on Saturday this year, you get two extra days to send in your 1040-ES for the third quarter of 2012 earnings.

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