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.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

Social Security Taxes

Social Security Taxes

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

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

Death is No Excuse

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

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

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.

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

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Federal Income Tax

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

Social Security Taxes

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

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.

Comparing Investments

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Who is Paying Taxes?

You may be surprised to learn who pays taxes — and who doesn’t.

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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