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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.

 
 
 
Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Death is No Excuse

Death is No Excuse

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

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.

 

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

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.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

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.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

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Is Tax Reform on the Agenda?

There’s been a lot of talk about Tax Reform. What might it look like?

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?

Will You Pay the AMT?

Despite recent tax-law changes, many Americans are expected to pay the AMT this year.

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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