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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 a careful and consistent preparation, you may be able to manage the impact of taxes on your financial efforts.

 
 
 
Will You Pay the AMT?

Will You Pay the AMT?

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

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

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.

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.

 

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

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

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

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.

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Tax Freedom Day

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

Social Security Taxes

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

Comparing Investments

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

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.

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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Making Your Tax Bracket Work

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

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

Will You Pay the AMT?

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

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