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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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.

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.

Comparing Investments

Comparing Investments

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

Understanding Marginal Income Tax Brackets

An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.

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.

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.

What’s My 2024 Tax Bracket?

Check out this handy reference of updated ranges from the IRS in case your designated bracket has changed.

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.

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Social Security Taxes

Estimate how much of your Social Security benefit may be considered taxable.

Comparing Investments

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

Federal Income Tax

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

Tax Freedom Day

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

Home Mortgage Deduction

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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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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