Taxes Blog

Thursday, August 7, 2014 1:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS has done a great job in calculating Affordable Care Act advance tax credits. Now the agency and taxpayers wait for courts to decide who gets the credit.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2014 10:07 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax holidays continue to hang around, but many in the tax world say they are terrible tax policy and don’t really do much to boost state economies.

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Thursday, July 31, 2014 4:14 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxes have helped reduce the number of smokers. They also have cost the U.S. Treasury billions — because of tobacco tax loopholes, not fewer smokers.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 1:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A Republican bill makes what supporters say are improvements to the popular $1,000 child tax credit. Most Democrats, however, disagree with the ‘improved’ moniker.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014 2:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

While the courts duke it out over who is eligible for the Obamacare premium tax credit, the IRS chief says his agency will continue to offer the credit as usual.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014 3:22 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Wealthy New York City residents who do move tend to stay relatively close to their old home in other high-tax states.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:37 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Victims of tax preparer fraud suffer twice, says the Taxpayer Advocate. First they lose their tax refunds, then they must wait years for a replacement check.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:53 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Around $106 billion is lost government-wide due to improper payments. The IRS contribution to this unwelcome amount is $15.6 billion in bad EITC claims.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Crowd funding is a fun and potentially lucrative way to pay for your project. It also could leave you with a big tax bill.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014 2:24 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new report from the Government Accountability Office finds the IRS has been doing a terrible job of carrying out certain audits.

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