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.
Death is No Excuse
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
How Income Taxes Work
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Those looking into environmentally minded home modifications may get a boost from Uncle Sam’s tax incentives.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
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.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.