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.
Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
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.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.
If you want to avoid potential surprises at tax time, it may make sense to know where you stand when it comes to the AMT.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
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.