When Kim Wacek switches from AT&T to Comcast for a better rate, AT&T counters with a better offer. Then the company fails to honor its new rate. Can this bill be fixed?
Robert Henderson decided to prepare his tax return himself rather than pay for professional assistance. But he made a mistake while preparing his return — and he wants Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, to pay for it.
In my last column, I discussed the importance of caution when selecting a tax return preparer — whether that’s your, a volunteer, a paid professional, or an “unenrolled paid preparer” — that is, someone who is not a CPA, attorney, or enrolled agent.
You know the holiday season is over when three things happen:
Question: We booked a ten-day vacation package in Cancun, Mexico through Hotels.com that included air, hotel and a rental car.
What’s an immigration stamp worth? If you said $61.55, you must know Nancy Bestor. She’s been fighting with her credit card over a tax refund after a recent trip to Italy, and she wants me to help.
Dante Lee needs an important tax form from his bank. Without it, he could could face a significantly higher bill from the IRS. But his financial institution won’t help him. What should he do?
To say that air travelers spend as much time complaining about fees and surcharges as they do flying might not be much of an exaggeration. And now the airline industry wants you to add another complaint to that list: taxes.
How far will an airline go to make an extra buck? Fudge a few numbers on their taxes, maybe?
Rochelle Peachey is no stranger to high taxes and fees on airline tickets. A frequent flier between Miami and London, she routinely sees government charges that double the price of her ticket.
Departure taxes are the final “gotcha” when you’re flying. Just as you’re getting ready to board a flight back home someone asks you for money, and threatens to deny you boarding if you can’t cough up the cash.
Should Congress limit the taxes a city or municipality can impose on a rental car?
Which American cities impose the highest discriminatory travel taxes on lodging, car rentals, and meals? A new survey by EconFirst Associates and the NBTA Foundation reveals the answers, and you probably won’t guess the winner — I mean, loser.
Kirk Miller knew his nonrefundable US Airways tickets was lost when he canceled his flight, but like many air travelers, he wondered about the taxes. Could he get those back?
In yet another sign that the Transportation Department is serious about protecting the rights of consumers, the government this morning
Next time you book a hotel room online, consider what happens to the taxes you’ve paid.
But it is right, according to the car rental industry, which is doing everything in its power to prevent the passage of a new law in Wisconsin that would raise car rental fees from $2 to $18 per rental to fund mass transit projects, and giving the Badger State the highest car rental taxes in the nation.
Look out for cancellation penalties. Beware of energy surcharges. And watch for facilities fees. No, not on your airline ticket. Not on your hotel folio. You may find these new extras on your next car rental bill.
Just when you thought they couldn’t possibly add any more fees to rentals, here comes another: A freshman state senator in Florida is trying to slap a $2 tax on cars to support Tri-Rail, South Florida’s commuter train.