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?
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.
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.
The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.
For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.
Have income that isn’t subject to tax withholding? Or insufficient withholdings? You may have to pay estimated taxes.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.
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.
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.