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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Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

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

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

Capital Gains Tax When Selling Your Home

If your clients are buying or selling a home, use this to help them determine if they qualify for capital gains taxes.

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.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

What’s My 2024 Tax Bracket?

Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Do You Owe The AMT?

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.

Tax-Saving Opportunities You Shouldn’t Overlook

Tax laws are constantly changing and it can be difficult to keep up with all the tax saving opportunities that exist.

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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.

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.

Home Mortgage Deduction

Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.

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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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