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, December 4, 2014 2:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It looks like the expired tax breaks known as extenders are finally on their way to approval. But the deal is only for the 2014 tax year. Further action will be needed in 2015.

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:19 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Do you do your holiday shopping online to avoid sales taxes? Enjoy it this year. It could be the last sales-tax-free Cyber Monday.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 11:36 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A group of South Florida college kids learned a lesson the hard way. They allegedly are part of a $1.9 million identity theft tax fraud ring.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 1:51 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It took a lot of work to get Sochi ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics games. One contractor involved in the makeover now is facing Russian tax evasion charges.

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Thursday, November 13, 2014 9:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Atlantic City has fallen on hard times, but is hoping that it soon will get cash from property tax lien sales, including two against Trump casinos.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Old Man Winter arrived early and with a vengeance this week across much of the United States. Resulting property damages could mean tax help for some.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 11:03 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Congressional procrastination and IRS staffing problems are likely to mean the upcoming 2015 tax-filing season will be a mess.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:15 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Inflation means changes to more than 40 tax provisions, including the income tax brackets.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:17 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxes are among the factors that businesses consider when locating their operations. The lack of taxes is evident in the 2015 ranking of best business tax climates.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014 12:25 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Candidates know that promises of lower taxes resonate with voters. But don’t fall for immediate tax cuts that could cause more problems for you and yours later.

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