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.

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The Facts About Income Tax

The Facts About Income Tax

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

Do You Owe The AMT?

Do You Owe The AMT?

If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.

Comparing Investments

Comparing Investments

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

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Five Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

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

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Federal Income Tax

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

Comparing Investments

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

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.

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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.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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