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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A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
1035 exchanges provide a way to trade-in an annuity contract or life insurance policy without triggering a tax liability.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
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.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.
Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.
Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.
Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.
Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.