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.
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.
What Is a 1035 Exchange?
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
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.