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.
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?
Five Most Overlooked Tax Deductions
Five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
Counteracting Capital Gains with Tax-Loss Harvesting
You may have heard the phrase "tax-loss harvesting." A financial professional may be able to provide some guidance.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
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.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.