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, 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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Tuesday, November 3, 2015 2:49 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

This bill could require the IRS to hand over some unpaid tax bills to private debt collectors.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015 7:05 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

It’s that time of year again, when the IRS adjusts tax provisions for inflation. Here are some changes that will affect your 2016 tax returns.

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015 11:02 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS’ use of high-tech cellphone surveillance devices has some concerned about just what data will be collected and from whom.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015 9:50 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The IRS and its state and tax industry partners will share more filing information in their continuing efforts to stop tax ID theft and return fraud.

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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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