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9 Great Tax Blogs to Read This Year

Tax blogs have become one of the most useful corners of the internet for a wide number of people. Whether you’re one of the hundreds of millions of American taxpayers, a student of the field or a professional tax preparer, there’s not one but literally hundreds of blogs that can scratch your itch.

You’re not just presented with a volume of choices, but a variety. The types of constantly updated tax blogs run the gamut. You can find blogs focused on basic filing and savings tips, or scrutinizing current tax law. And you can find others that provide advice specific to a group of people – say, small business owners or military veterans.

These blogs have a range of voices, too: Journalists to current tax professionals to self-described “tax geeks” that simply find the topic fascinating.

You don’t necessarily have all day to explore every last tax blog out there, of course. So we’ve identified a small number of tax blogs, across a range of subjects, that are worth your while.

9 Great Tax Blogs

  • Tax Foundation: The Tax Foundation is a longstanding, D.C.-headquartered nonprofit that provides research and analysis, as well as pushes for improvements to tax policies. Their blog, typically updated daily, tackles general tax advice; updates about federal, state and local taxes; and tax-related spins on current events.
  • TaxAct Blog: TaxAct, a tax-prep software provider, is very much a consumer-oriented tax blog that offers up various stories explaining things like how to file your taxes, how to save on your taxes, and what new policies mean for taxpayers.
  • TaxVox: The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center is another D.C.-located think tank whose experts analyze modern-day tax issues. Their TaxVox blog is a little something for everyone, including some information for everyday taxpayers, but also insights and analyses geared toward tax preparers and other professionals.
  • Start Making Sense: Smart Making Sense, written by NYU Law School professor Wayne Perry, primarily tackles tax and budget policy, but it does go more afield than that at times, also veering into politics, culture and other subjects.
  • Taxgirl: Taxgirl is operated by a managing shareholder at The Erb Law Firm (though the blog itself is not affiliated). The blog covers a variety of subjects, from consumer matters to tax law to even tax history. There’s also an “Ask The Taxgirl” feature where the Taxgirl will post (and answer) emailed questions from readers.
  • Federal Tax Crimes: Jack Townsend’s Federal Tax Crimes blog is aimed at tax professionals and students. The blog provides news on recent tax-related court rulings, as well as some commentary and analysis on about court decisions.
  • Don’t Mess With Taxes: Since 2005, Texas-based journalist Kay Bell has used her blog to try to deliver tax news, analysis and features in a plain-English format.
  • 21st Century Taxation: Tax professor Annette Nellen uses her 21st Century Taxation blog to discuss weaknesses in the tax system, analyze reform proposals, and offer up some ideas of her own about how to fix U.S. tax policy.
  • McManamon & Co.: The McManamon & Co. blog is dedicated to not just tax, but accountancy, financial and other issues, specifically as it pertains to small and midsize businesses. The blog is a place where SMB owners can go to find a variety of ideas for improving their business and making the most out of the U.S. tax code.

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