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.

 
 
Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

What If You Get Audited?

What If You Get Audited?

The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.

Tax Freedom Day

Tax Freedom Day

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

 

How to Make the Tax Code Work for You

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.

Red Flags for Tax Auditors

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

Filing Final Tax Returns for the Deceased

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

How to Appeal Your Property Taxes

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

Tax Rules When Selling Your Home

The tax rules governing profits you realize from the sale of your home have changed in recent years.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

View all articles arrow

Comparing Investments

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

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.

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.

View all calculators 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