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, September 8, 2015 1:23 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Starting in 2016, if you have to pay the IRS $100 million or more, you’ll have to send Uncle Sam the huge amount in 2 checks, not 1 big payment.

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Thursday, September 3, 2015 11:35 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Rep. Jason Chaffetz chairs the House committee that looks at how well government, including the IRS, does or doesn’t run. Now he’s also a tax identity theft victim.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015 12:13 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Every vote counts. And 1 voter in Missouri literally held a sales tax-hike vote in her hands.

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Thursday, August 27, 2015 9:58 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

The Affordable Care Act’s Cadillac tax will apply to high-cost, employer-provided health coverage in 2018. To avoid the tax, some companies might end medical FSAs.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:28 am
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tips are taxable income. Some restaurants, however, are switching to no-tipping policies.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 2:18 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

2 Massachusetts homeowners argue their property assessments are way off because their homes have no value.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 2:20 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Tax identity theft is a growing, changing plague. But the IRS is evolving, too, in how it fights this persistent crime.

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Monday, August 17, 2015 4:15 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

More tax identity theft victims from a hack of an IRS online service have been identified. The total now stands at 334,000.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015 12:47 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Renting your home for a few days a year can provide substantial tax-free federal income. It provides some cities added tax revenue, too.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:40 pm
By Kay Bell · Bankrate.com

Melissa Gilbert, star of “Little House on the Prairie,” is paying off more than $360,000 in federal taxes while also seeking a seat in the U.S. House.

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