Tax guidance and resources
Looking for advice on lowering your federal or state taxes? You’ve come to the right place. Plus, get news and advice related to tax brackets, property taxes, estate taxes and more.
Long-term capital gains tax basics
Certain windfalls are considered capital gains. Here’s how to determine what you’ll owe.
The average tax refund
The average tax return for the 2020 tax year was $2,827, a 13.24 percent increase from the previous year.
Cryptocurrency taxes: A guide
The IRS is stepping up enforcement on potential tax evasion by looking more closely at who’s exchanging cryptocurrencies.
What happens if you don’t file taxes?
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Alternative minimum tax 2022-2023: What it is and who has to pay
The AMT has its own set of tax rates and requires a separate calculation.3 min read Mar 21, 2023
What is the long-term capital gains tax?
Certain windfalls are considered capital gains. Here’s how to determine what you’ll owe.9 min read Mar 10, 2023
This was the average tax refund last filing season
The average tax return for the 2020 tax year was $2,827, a 13.24 percent increase from the previous year.2 min read Mar 10, 2023
Child tax credit: Here’s what to know for 2023
Taxpayers with dependents can still take advantage of the child tax credit this year.4 min read Mar 06, 2023
What happens if you don’t file taxes?
Regardless of what may cause a person to miss the tax-filing deadline, there are potential consequences.5 min read Mar 03, 2023
Standard deduction amount for 2022-2023: How much it is and when to take it
Typically, taxpayers have two options: Take the itemized deductions or take the standard deduction.3 min read Mar 02, 2023
Survey: 69% of tax filers are anxious about their refunds due to inflation, smaller payouts and more
How much do Americans depend on their tax refunds? A lot, according to a new Bankrate survey.8 min read Mar 01, 2023
How to use a personal loan to pay your tax bill
If you owe money to the IRS, you may want to consider taking out a personal loan.5 min read Feb 28, 2023
Are personal loans taxable and considered income?
In some cases, you should be prepared to pay taxes on your personal loan.2 min read Feb 27, 2023
Cryptocurrency taxes: A guide to tax rules for Bitcoin, Ethereum and more
The IRS is stepping up enforcement on potential tax evasion by looking more closely at who’s exchanging cryptocurrencies.6 min read Feb 27, 2023
Marginal vs. effective tax rate: What’s the difference?
These both help taxpayers understand how much they owe the IRS.3 min read Feb 27, 2023
What is net income? Definition and how to calculate it
Net income provides a more accurate account of the financial status. Here’s why.2 min read Feb 14, 2023
When are taxes due? Tax deadlines for 2023
The deadline for filing your 2022 taxes is April 18, 2023. A 6-month extension can be granted.2 min read Feb 13, 2023
Tax season 2023: Everything to know before you file and how to get your refund fast
There are some big tax changes this year. Here’s what you need to know.6 min read Feb 06, 2023
What is the net investment income tax and who has to pay it?
Here’s how this tax works and some strategies to minimize the potential hit.3 min read Jan 30, 2023
The best tax software of 2023
Choosing a tax software provider can be confusing and challenging. Bankrate cuts through the noise for you.4 min read Jan 27, 2023
Bonus tax rate 2022: How bonuses are taxed
Learn about how bonus tax rates are calculated using the percentage method or aggregate method.3 min read Jan 23, 2023
2022-2023 tax brackets and federal income tax rates
Filing your 2022 taxes and unsure about your tax bracket? Bankrate can help.4 min read Jan 17, 2023
2021 tax brackets
Reviewing your 2021 taxes and have questions about your tax bracket? Bankrate can help.1 min read Jan 17, 2023
Tax refund schedule 2023: How long it takes to get your tax refund
Discover how long it may take to receive your tax refund in 2023.3 min read Jan 12, 2023
- States with no income tax
- Tips to prepare for filing season
- Tax credit vs. deduction
- Deduct child care expenses
- Use the sales tax deduction
- Claim medical expenses
- Tax deduction for charitable giving
- How to e-file taxes
- How long to get your tax return
- How to invest tax return
- Open IRA to save on taxes
- When to pay estimated taxes
- How bonuses are taxed
- Long-term capital gains tax
- Tips for paying estimated taxes
- When are taxes due?
- Do I have to file taxes?
- The best tax software