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 20, 2015 12:41 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Remember Mitt Romney’s remark about the 47%? New numbers now peg the number lower.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015 12:43 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax evasion is a global problem, but some countries are doing a better job than others in going after tax cheats.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015 12:21 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The man charged with using a former NSA chief’s info for illegal purposes has pleaded guilty to some counts. Federal officials, however, plan to try him for tax ID theft.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015 4:53 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

In the wake of South Carolina’s deadly floods, some storm victims will receive tax relief and special tax treatment.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 2:00 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

If the federal debt ceiling isn’t raised by Nov. 5, Uncle Sam won’t be able to pay his bills. The deadline was adjusted in part because of reduced tax receipts.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015 1:46 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Oregon now allows recreational marijuana sales, but is postponing tax collection until next year.

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Monday, September 28, 2015 2:36 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Donald Trump releases “new” tax plan: a bunch of previously proposed tax changes.

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Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:54 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Volkswagen’s manipulation of its diesel autos’ emissions readings cost the company its reputation and the U.S. Treasury millions in improper tax credits.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 2:04 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

IRS efforts, such as added return-processing filters, are making progress in stopping tax refund fraud by identity thieves.

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Thursday, September 17, 2015 9:48 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Casinos are losing money and states are losing tax revenue as younger people turn to other entertainment options such as fantasy sports.

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