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?
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
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
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.
Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
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.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.