Tax Center

Ready to file your taxes? Find everything you need to know right here. Bankrate has neatly organized its tax content into categories – all beginning on this page – so that you can easily access the information that pertains to your particular tax situation.


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Does the IRS owe you money?

The agency is sitting on over $1 billion in unclaimed refunds. See if you qualify. Read more

What tax bracket are you in? Most taxpayers see their income fall into several. And even when you find yourself in the top 39.6% bracket, that doesn't mean you're paying Uncle Sam nearly 40% of your income. Learn more here.
View the current tax brackets for single, married or head of household filings.
Check out the individual income tax rates and earnings to which they apply for 2015.
A FREE gross pay calculator and other net paycheck calculators to help consumers determine the actual take home amount.
Most states tax wage and salary income. Most also collect sales taxes. At more local levels, personal and real property are taxed. Learn about your state's tax levies at Bankrate's state tax rates page.
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Whether you work at an employer's office or run your own business, you'll have to report your earnings. Find the various tax breaks you're entitled to, along with ways to contribute to a retirement plan to prepare for life after work.
Tired of paying income tax to your state, as well as the IRS? Move to these places.
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The rich endure a bigger tax bite thanks to these taxes aimed at higher incomes.
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Trump wants to kill this taxation method that originally targeted the very wealthy.
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Whether you are a recreational or professional gambler, you must report your winnings.
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Most taxpayers are able to take advantage of at least some of the myriad tax credits and tax deductions available in our tax system. What's the difference? Both can reduce your tax bill, but one is much better than the other. Find out which tax breaks you're entitled to claim - and don't shortchange yourself!
The earned income tax credit could wipe out your tax bill plus get you a refund.
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Families can get help via the American opportunity and lifetime learning tax credits.
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While unemployment benefits are taxable, jobless folks may enjoy some tax breaks.
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Raising a kid is costly, but for adoptive parents, the IRS offers a big tax break.
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Find out tax-favored ways to make the most of work benefits, save for retirement and plan the estate you'll leave to your family.
You get a deduction upfront, but income limits apply if your employer offers a plan.
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You can make a contribution to an IRA for last year by the April filing deadline.
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While the limits on contributions aren't changing, other tweaks may affect you. 
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There are different ways to make money. Uncle Sam generally wants a cut of all types of earnings. Investment earnings, however, generally are taxed at lower rates. Uncle Sam, however, has a heart. When your investments go bad, you get a tax break. And then there's the biggest tax break of all – the capital gains exclusion pertaining to your home investment.
Your income determines whether you're taxed on the profits you make from investing.
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You can make a contribution to an IRA for last year by the April filing deadline.
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Depending on your filing status, you can make a $500K profit on your home, tax-free.
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If you sold stock to take a capital loss for tax purposes, don't buy it back too soon.
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