Bankrate Unveils New Tools and Research for 2010 Tax Season

Bankrate's 2010 Tax Guide features tax calculators and information on all the important rates and deductions for consumers' tax filings

Jan 07, 2010, 10:17 ET from Bankrate, Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Now that the New Year is here and tax season is fast approaching, Bankrate, Inc. released its 2010 Tax Guide, filled with tips and tools to help consumers avoid frustration when filing their taxes. With almost a dozen tax calculators and new articles on everything from 2010 estate tax laws to this year's mileage deduction amounts, Bankrate's 2010 Tax Guide will provide consumers with the resources to make informed tax decisions. The full Bankrate 2010 Tax Guide can be viewed at: http://www.bankrate.com/finance/taxes/bankrate-s-2010-tax-guide.aspx.

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Here's a peek at what's new in the 2010 Tax Guide:

  • Filing and refunds: Get it done right the first time with advice on free filing, e-filing, documentation and refunds. All the tax forms you might need are available straight from the Bankrate Web site;
  • 2010 tax rates and deductions: Find out all the important information, from your income tax bracket to guidance on claiming deductions for your donations;
  • Real estate and capital gains: What to expect from your big investments and surprising ways you may be able to lower your tax bill;
  • Families, new and old: Get information on tax credits you can get as a parent and what to watch for during your filings;
  • Investments: Terms you need to know for IRA filings and how to plan for your future taxes if you plan to start a retirement account in 2010;
  • On the job: Find out how can you save tax money this upcoming year with some of your employment benefits;
  • State taxes: Determine the taxes for your state as well as some states' new regulations, which may give those with previous tax problems amnesty on paying back taxes;
  • Calculators: Bankrate has updated 11 calculators for the 2010 tax season to help make tax preparations -- and expectations -- easier than ever.

"The tax filing process can be a daunting one for many Americans," said Julie Bandy, editor in chief at Bankrate.com. "Bankrate.com's annual Tax Guide addresses this complicated topic in a clear, easy-to-understand and direct manner. It's a one-stop spot for all your tax questions. We offer consumers the tools and information they need to make filing taxes less complicated while making sure they are getting all the benefits they can."

About Bankrate, Inc.

The Bankrate network of companies includes Bankrate.com, Interest.com, Mortgage-calc.com, Nationwide Card Services, Savingforcollege.com, Fee Disclosure, InsureMe CreditCardGuide.com and Bankaholic. Each of these businesses helps consumers to make informed decisions about their personal finance matters. The company's flagship brand, Bankrate.com is a destination site of personal finance channels, including banking, investing, taxes, debt management and college finance. Bankrate.com is the leading aggregator of rates and other information on more than 300 financial products, including mortgages, credit cards, new and used auto loans, money market accounts and CDs, checking and ATM fees, home equity loans and online banking fees. Bankrate.com reviews more than 4,800 financial institutions in 575 markets in 50 states. In 2008, Bankrate.com had nearly 72 million unique visitors. Bankrate.com provides financial applications and information to a network of more than 75 partners, including Yahoo! (Nasdaq: YHOO), America Online (NYSE: TWX), The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times (NYSE: NYT). Bankrate.com's information is also distributed through more than 500 newspapers. Bankrate, Inc. was acquired by Apax Partners, one of the world's leading private equity investment group, in September 2009. Apax operates across the United States, Europe and Asia and has more than 30 years of investing experience. For more information on Apax, visit: www.Apax.com.


    For more information contact:

    Chris Spagnuolo
    Public Relations Manager
    cspagnuolo@bankrate.com
    (917) 368-8671

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