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.

Have A Question About This Topic?

Thank you! Oops!
Tax Reform Increases Unified Tax Credit for Gifting

Tax Reform Increases Unified Tax Credit for Gifting

October is Financial Planning Month and a good time to check up on your gifting and/or estate strategy.

How Income Taxes Work

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Social Security Taxes

Social Security Taxes

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

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.

How Income Taxes Work

A quick look at how federal income taxes work.

Tarrifs and Their Economic Impact

Tariffs have been in the news a lot lately, but do you understand how they work?

What the New Tax Bill Means for You

What does the Tax Reform and Jobs Act mean for you?

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.

Tax Deductions You Won't Believe

Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.

View all articles

Social Security Taxes

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

Capital Gains Tax Estimator

Use this calculator to estimate your capital gains tax.

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.

Comparing Investments

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

View all calculators

Tax Management Strategies

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

View all presentations

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