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.

 
 
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.

Get Paid for Going Green

Get Paid for Going Green

Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

 

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.

Five Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Five overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Tax Reform: Before and After

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

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

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Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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.

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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?

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