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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How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

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.

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

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

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes 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.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

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.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

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

You May Need to Make Estimated Tax Payments If…

Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.

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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.

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.

Federal Income Tax

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

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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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