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Guides

2016 Tax Guide

Utilize this handy tax guide when filing your taxes for the current year.

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2017 Tax Guide

Understand the newest rules and latest tax updates for the upcoming year.

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Estate Planning Basics

Learn the basics of estate planning and examine tools to help you along the way with this course from third-party CFRA (formerly S&P Capital IQ).

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Articles

1099 Deadline Myth Buster

Tax filing fact or myth? "Your brokerage account 1099 must be in the mail by January 31." Myth. Say what? That’s right, a consolidated 1099 should be postmarked by February 15…

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5 Tax Prep To-Dos as You Hit Retirement

Nearing retirement? These five tax tips can help you get ready.

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April 15 Tax Return Deadline? Not This Year

Some things seem like they were just meant to go together: peanut butter and jelly, ham and cheese, peas and carrots. Oil and water—we all know they don’t mix. Turns out tax deadlines and holidays don’t pair well together, either…

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Are You Covered? Cost Basis Reporting

Brokers are now five years into the initial phases of required cost basis reporting—rule changes that forever altered the days when we simply…

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Cost Basis: Gains, Losses, and Mythical Beings

So, what exactly is a cost basis? It's that ever morphing figure that may elude even the best of us. By definition, cost basis is the original value of a stock investment…

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Do Brokers Track All Wash Sales?

Let’s test your tax-filing knowledge. Myth or fact? Brokers track your wash sales. Actually, both. It just depends…

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Five Strategies for Tax-Efficient Investing

See ways to potentially improve your portfolio’s bottom line through tax-efficient investing with this article from third-party S&P Capital IQ.

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IRA Contribution Oops Moment? Here's Your Penalty Fix

Put too much into your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? Part one of a two-part series on IRA tax law discusses using the Removal of Excess (ROE) contributions rule to avoid tax penalties.

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IRA Oops Moment, Pt. 2: Crunch Your Net Income Attributable

Part two of a two part series on Individual Retirement Account (IRA) tax law provides an in-depth look at calculating Net Income Attributable if you’ve over-contributed to your IRA.

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It's Tax Time Again! Six Tips to Max Tax Savings

If you’ve been filing taxes for several years now, you know the routine. Gather W-2s, 1099s, and other income documents for the revenue agents. And if you’ve been working…

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Late-Year Retirement Checkups = Great. Automating? Even Better

Is your retirement account ready for year-end? Give it a checkup and find out.

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Shielding Retirement Assets From Taxes

Learn about steps you can take that may save you and your heirs from tax headaches later on.

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Tax-Deferred Accounts: IRS Distribution Requirements

For anyone saving for retirement, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), employer-sponsored savings plans, and annuities are often the vehicles of choice, since all offer tax-deferred compounding. Yet for all three investment vehicles…

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Tax Liability in an IRA? Never Say Never

An Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is a tax-favored vehicle used to set money aside for retirement. With a traditional IRA, you may be able to deduct your contributions from taxable income…

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Tax Myth Buster: Corrected 1099s

Get an understanding of corrected 1099s—and why you may be getting them.

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The Alternative Minimum Tax – Not Just for the Wealthy

Get a general understanding of how the alternative minimum tax (AMT) works.

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Trader Taxes and Mark-to-Market

Learn about unique tax considerations for full-time traders that could potentially affect the bottom line.

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Traders: Time to Think About Tax-Smart, Year-End Moves

Before we know it, the little guy in the New Year’s diaper will pay us a visit. That means it’s time to start thinking about year-end trading that could impact your tax bill…

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Understanding Options Tax Reporting Info on Your 1099-B

This article is intended for option traders. Please excuse the option jargon! But even the savviest option traders can need a little help at tax time. If that’s you, listen up…

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Videos

Wash Sale Rule

A wash sale can be one of the more confusing rules when it comes to reporting your capital gains.

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Tax Efficient Investing

Managing investments for tax-efficiency is an important aspect of growing a portfolio

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Forms

IRS and Tax Forms

Get all of your important tax filing forms, all in one convenient place.

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2016 Tax Guide

Understand what you need to know about the new rules when it comes to taxes.

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5 Tax Prep To-Dos as You Hit Retirement

Nearing retirement? These five tax tips can help you get ready.

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Estate Planning Basics

Learn the basics of estate planning and examine tools to help you along the way with this course from third-party S&P Capital IQ.

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Five Strategies for Tax-Efficient Investing

See ways to potentially improve your portfolio’s bottom line through tax-efficient investing with this article from third-party S&P Capital IQ.

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Get Up to Speed on the New IRA Rollover Rule

The Internal Revenue Service announced it would significantly reinterpret regulations on 60-day rollovers for Individual Retirement Accounts starting in 2015.

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IRA Contribution Oops Moment? Here's Your Penalty Fix

Put too much into your Individual Retirement Account (IRA)? Part one of a two-part series on IRA tax law discusses using the Removal of Excess (ROE) contributions rule to avoid tax penalties.

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IRA Oops Moment, Pt. 2: Crunch Your Net Income Attributable

Part two of a two part series on Individual Retirement Account (IRA) tax law provides an in-depth look at calculating Net Income Attributable if you’ve over-contributed to your IRA.

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IRS and Tax Forms

Get all of your important tax filing forms, all in one convenient place.

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Late-Year Retirement Checkups = Great. Automating? Even Better

Is your retirement account ready for year-end? Give it a checkup and find out.

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Minimum Required Distribution Calculator

Determine the required minimum distributions for your traditional IRAs and tax-deferred savings accounts under IRS rules.

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Roth IRA Conversion Calculator

See the potential tax benefits of converting your traditional IRA to a Roth IRA, and consider if this may be right for you.

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Shielding Retirement Assets From Taxes

Learn about steps you can take that may save you and your heirs from tax headaches later on.

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Tax Efficient Investing

Managing investments for tax-efficiency is an important aspect of growing a portfolio

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Tax Filing Myth Buster: Brokerage Account 1099 Deadline

Find out when your 1099 really has to be postmarked – and why we might wait a little before we mail it.

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Tax Myth Buster: Do Corrected 1099s Mean Broker Mistakes?

Get an understanding of corrected 1099s—and why you may be getting them.

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Tax Off-Season: Changing Cost Basis Reporting Requirements

Prepare for changing tax law and cost basis requirements before tax season heats up.

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Tax Time: Are You Covered? Cost Basis Reporting

Your broker and cost basis reporting for taxes: Here’s what you need to know.

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The Alternative Minimum Tax – Not Just for the Wealthy

Get a general understanding of how the alternative minimum tax (AMT) works.

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Trading For a Living (Pt 2): Trader Taxes and Mark-to-Market

Learn about unique tax considerations for full-time traders that could potentially affect the bottom line.

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Understanding Options Tax Reporting Info on Your 1099-B

Take a brief foray into the options tax-reporting info on your 1099-B.

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Wash Sale Rule

A wash sale can be one of the more confusing rules when it comes to reporting your capital gains.

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