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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When you take the time to learn more about how it works, you may be able to put the tax code to work for you.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
Knowing your tax bracket can make a large difference in your tax preparations. Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.
The federal government requires deceased individuals to file a final income tax return.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Use this calculator to assess the potential benefits of a home mortgage deduction.
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.
This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.