Taxes Blog

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 9:20 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

I hope Congress is happy. Legislative negligence by the House and Senate has cost the U.S. Treasury billions. Because federal legislators let the estate tax die on Jan. 1, the heirs of a Texas gas pipeline tycoon have escaped owing the IRS anything.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010 10:37 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Happy Earth Day! This is a great manufactured holiday for environmentalists and tax geeks, since Uncle Sam will help pay for some ways to reduce your carbon footprint. Even better, the tax breaks associated with eco-activity are credits. That means they can reduce your tax bill dollar for dollar.

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Monday, April 19, 2010 11:40 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Show Me State is getting a head start on the 2010 sales tax holiday season. Beginning today and running through Sunday, April 25, Missouri shoppers who purchase Energy Star qualified appliances will save at least 4.225 percent off the purchase. That percentage is the state’s sales tax amount they won’t have to pay.

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Friday, April 16, 2010 11:43 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Everyone has to meet the April 15 filing deadline, even the country’s leaders. Check out the 1040s filed this year by the president and vice president.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:21 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Did filing your tax return leave a bad taste? Then check out the many national restaurant chains that are offering some much more appetizing goodies today in celebration of the end of our annual tax ritual.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010 10:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is expecting around 60 million returns to arrive this week. If you’re one of these last-minute filers, welcome to my club! I’m planning to give my return a once-over this afternoon, then hit the send button.

But as good as it feels to be done with your 1040 for another year, don’t relax too much. You might have some more tax tasks to take care of in the next couple of days.

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Monday, April 12, 2010 11:23 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

With just three days left to the annual tax-filing deadline, people are still having problems with the Making Work Pay credit. To actually get the credit now, you have to file Schedule M with your return. Still confused? Welcome to the world of U.S. taxes!

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Thursday, April 8, 2010 2:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax day is a week away, but the IRS has given some filers extra time. Of course, the reason for the extended deadline is not what any of them want. Severe storms that produced flooding means that some taxpayers in New Jersey, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and West Virginia have until May 11 to file their returns. Such IRS flexibility

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010 5:25 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

About had it with your taxes? You’re not alone. Even the head of the IRS admits to using a tax preparer.

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Monday, March 29, 2010 12:35 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

When workers are misclassified, the costs are substantial. So the IRS is planning more business audits to fix these situations.

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