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.

 
 
What If You Get Audited?

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.

“Dirty Dozen” Tax Scams to Watch For

“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.

Social Security Taxes

Social Security Taxes

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

 

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

What the New Tax Bill Means for You

What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Six Most Overlooked Tax Deductions

Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.

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.

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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.

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.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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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.

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