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 10, 2015 3:09 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Logging on to the Internet will forever be tax-free once Congress passes a trade bill that contains Internet Tax Freedom Act language. The final vote is expected soon.

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015 11:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

A new law requiring the IRS to use private bill collectors to bring in overdue tax bills could make it easier for tax scammers.

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Thursday, December 3, 2015 1:37 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are using an LLC instead of the traditional tax-exempt organization setup to fund charitable causes. What’s in it for them?

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015 12:26 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax professionals are the latest tax phishing target. But all sorts of scams, particularly related to charitable giving, pop up this time of year. Be careful out there!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015 2:01 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More adult family members find themselves caring for their aging parents. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has proposed they get a $1,200 tax credit.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015 12:54 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Teresa and Joe Giudice, from the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” reality show, are facing an IRS lien on their mansion.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015 1:44 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Taxpayers whose personal information was used by criminals to file fraudulent tax returns now can get copies of the fake 1040s from the IRS.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015 1:33 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Presidential candidate Ben Carson needs to do away with deductions if his flat-tax plan is to work.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:28 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Save your refund even before getting them each filing season? Some tax experts recommend it.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:25 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The lower IRS audit rate seems like good news. However, Uncle Sam is losing money on tax cheaters.

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