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.

 
 
 
Social Security Taxes

Social Security Taxes

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

Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

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

Federal Income Tax

Federal Income Tax

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

 

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.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

What the New Tax Bill Means for You

What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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.

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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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