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.

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Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

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.

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Social Security Taxes

Social Security Taxes

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

Does Your Child Need to File an Income Tax Return?

When your child has income, there’s a good chance that he or she will need to report it and pay taxes.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

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

“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.

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

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

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

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Social Security Taxes

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

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.

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.

Comparing Investments

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

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Tax Management Strategies

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

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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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