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

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

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

What You Need to Know about Tax-Loss Harvesting

What You Need to Know about Tax-Loss Harvesting

While tax-loss harvesting won't eliminate your taxes, it may offset what you owe on your taxable investment accounts.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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.

Tax-Loss Harvesting: A Tax Strategy to Consider

Not every investment will be a winner, but a strategy called tax-loss harvesting can potentially lower your tax bill.

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

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

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.

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

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Comparing Investments

This calculator compares the net gain of a taxable investment versus a tax-favored one.

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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.

Tax Freedom Day

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

Federal Income Tax

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

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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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