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.

 
 
 
How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

Donating Art: Taxation Abstraction

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

Tax Freedom Day

Tax Freedom Day

Assess how many days you'll work to pay your federal tax liability.

 

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

For homeowners who think their property taxes are too high, there are ways to appeal.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

What Do Your Taxes Pay For?

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

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

Tax Reform: Before and After

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

View all articles arrow

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.

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.

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Federal Income Tax

Use this calculator to estimate your income tax liability along with average and marginal tax rates.

View all calculators arrow

Tax Management Strategies

Learn more about taxes, tax-favored investing, and tax strategies.

View all presentations arrow

The Facts About Income Tax

Millions faithfully file their 1040 forms each April. But some things about federal income taxes may surprise you.

View all videos arrow