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.
A quick look at how federal income taxes work.
Here are some examples of deductions from the IRS that were permitted and some that were, uh, too creative.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
An inside look at how marginal income tax brackets work.
The chances of an IRS audit aren't that high. And being audited does not necessarily imply that the IRS suspects wrongdoing.
Six overlooked tax deductions to help manage your tax bill.