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.

 
 
 
Will You Pay the AMT?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

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

 

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.

Death is No Excuse

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

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

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

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

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.

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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.

Comparing Investments

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

Federal Income Tax

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

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.

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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.

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

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

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

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