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.
Making Your Tax Bracket Work
Have you explored all your options when it comes to managing your taxable income?
What Do Your Taxes Pay For?
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Counteracting Capital Gains with Tax-Loss Harvesting
You may have heard the phrase "tax-loss harvesting." A financial professional may be able to provide some guidance.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
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.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.