Tax reductions and rebates that are being proposed to help people cope could have the unintended effect of pushing prices higher.
After a federal mask mandate was struck down on Monday, travelers are facing a patchwork of rules spanning air travel, trains, buses, cruise ships and ride-hailing services. Here’s what to know.
The Biden administration continues to push for $80 billion in new funding for the tax collection agency.
With deadlock on many major issues, a proposal to provide relief to motorists has picked up steam.
Many of the no-cost online services have age or income limits. But some are available to anyone.
In July, President Biden issued an executive order that included a call to make consumer-friendly changes in the travel industry. We asked experts to weigh in on the prospects for change.
Older Americans, a critical source of political donations, often fall victim to aggressive and misleading digital practices. A broad Times analysis points to the scope of the problem.
Faced with a large state surplus and a looming recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed giving at least $600 to two-thirds of California taxpayers.
Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.
Married people who filed their returns jointly may receive their stimulus in two separate installments if their tax return includes something called an injured spouse claim.
Vouchers and trip credits emerged as a major consumer flash point at the start of the pandemic. Here’s a look at what some major travel companies are offering in the way of flexibility.
New rules, many of them temporary, give taxpayers breaks that can cut their tax bills or even generate extra refunds this year.
The government is allowing people who qualify for the earned-income tax credit to use income from either 2020 or 2019, whichever will result in a bigger credit.
Hurt by refunds, some are trying to cut the site out of bookings or taking legal action. The company says it is working to reduce tensions.
The agency will start accepting returns on Feb. 12, about two weeks later than usual. But you still have to file by April 15.
A reader writes in, saying he can’t ski because he can’t get into the state. It’s a very 2020 — wait, 2021 — travel predicament.
Many gave drivers a break in the spring. With accident claims remaining below normal, consumer advocates are calling for another one.
The crystal ball remains cloudy when it comes to travel. Here’s how to avoid losing money if you have to cancel.
Would-be travelers this year have spent hours on hold, learning the ins and outs of refund policies.
The state’s latest travel restrictions make most hotel or short term lodging illegal. But Airbnb and Vrbo, the biggest home-sharing companies, are sticking to no-refund policies.
Come 2021, travelers will no longer be reimbursed for most of the 20 percent VAT they paid on a Rolex or many other souvenirs.
The president’s assertion, misleading at best, distracts from the reality that he has paid little or no income tax most years, largely because his business losses far outweighed his profits.
Sarah Firshein tries to resolve how a nonstop with seat selection became a packed “split flight,” with concerns over proper cleaning and an arrival two hours later than expected.
For many couples whose wedding plans were derailed by the coronavirus crisis, getting a refund or a credit from vendors has been an uphill battle.
Consumers are probably entitled to millions of dollars in rebates under Obamacare rules that cap companies’ profits.
The future of the cruise industry remains very unclear, so it’s not totally unreasonable to be anxious about what next spring will look like.
“It’s just like April 15, but in July.” Here’s what you need to know. And if you’re owed a refund, be prepared to wait: The I.R.S. has a huge backlog.
Here we are, wondering aloud about the oversight capabilities of hotel franchises, and what powers they can exert over their thousands of individual owners. Thanks Covid-19.
Then our columnist intervened with the Boston-based tour operator Overseas Adventure Travel.
Garrison Keillor’s cruise was to set sail in March. Loyal fans out thousands of dollars are still scrambling to determine if they will get their money back — and if so, how much.
There’s a reason we are deliberately pounding the topic of travel refunds into the ground: It’s a big deal and there’s lots of confusion and contradictory information out there.
The company, which owns Ticketmaster, responded after complaints by consumers who bought tickets for shows that could not be held because of the pandemic.
Changing rules have led to taxpayer confusion. We asked accountants and other specialists to help sort it all out.