Tax

Understanding tax strategies and managing your tax bill should be part of any sound financial approach. Some taxes can be deferred, and others can be managed through tax-efficient investing. With careful and consistent preparation, you may be able to manage the impact of taxes on your financial efforts.

 
 
 
Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Social Security Taxes

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

 

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

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