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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.

 
 
 
Comparing Investments

Comparing Investments

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

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.

What Is a 1035 Exchange?

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.

 

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.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

Tax Reform: Before and After

What did the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act change? Here's a quick snapshot.

Death is No Excuse

The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

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

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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.

Comparing Investments

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

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.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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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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