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.
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.
Do You Owe The AMT?
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.
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.
Every year the IRS releases its list of tax scams, spotlighting some ways that people try to separate you from your money.
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.
The tax rules that govern donating art are complex and confusing. Take a closer look.
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.
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.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
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.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.