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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 Appeal Your Property Taxes

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

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

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

Making Your Tax Bracket Work

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

 

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.

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.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

Here are six flags that may make your tax return prime for an IRS audit.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

Tax Freedom Day

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

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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Will You Pay the AMT?

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

The Facts About Income Tax

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 of your choices when it comes to managing your taxable income?

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