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, February 10, 2015 12:12 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Looking for a tax pro to help you file your 2014 return? The IRS now has an online directory to help you make the choice.

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Monday, February 9, 2015 7:00 am
By Jean Chatzky · Bankrate.com

Here’s what to do with a refund when you have no debt and you’re already saving for retirement.

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Friday, February 6, 2015 1:59 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Fears of fraudulent state tax returns has prompted TurboTax to temporarily halt e-filing of those documents.

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Thursday, February 5, 2015 2:16 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Some taxpayers could be facing penalty charges connected to the Obamacare advance premium tax credit calculations. Not to worry. The IRS is waiving them in many cases.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015 2:31 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

President Obama’s fiscal year 2016 budget contains several tax proposals prompted by well-known individuals, including Warren Buffett and Mitt Romney.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:39 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Parents worried about how they’ll pay for their kids’ college educations can rest easier. The White House has backed off a proposal to tax 529 plan earnings.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 10:00 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax season 2015 is officially underway. That means some taxpayers already have become victims of tax identity theft. Don’t become the next one to fall prey to this crime.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:24 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Want your tax refund in cash? Wal-Mart’s new Direct2Cash program gives filers the option to pick up their refund money in cash at the retail giant’s stores.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 11:13 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The president will present some tax law changes in his 2015 State of the Union address. The speech really is a tax reform test for Congress.

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Friday, January 16, 2015 11:32 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS is letting Free File users get a head start on their 2015 taxes. The free online tax prep and e-filing option opens Jan. 16, days before the full Jan. 20 filing season starts.

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