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.
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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.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
Knowing your tax bracket can make a large difference in your tax preparations. Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.