Stocks & Bonds

Save Taxes While Trading

Being classified as a trader by the IRS's definition as opposed to an investor can save you a lot of money come tax time. But what exactly distinguishes a trader from an investor?

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Not Paying Too Much in Taxes on Stock Trades

For someone who actively trades stocks, record keeping is essential. It could mean the difference between making money or losing a whole lot of it when it comes time to reporting your taxes. Check out what the IRS is most interested in...more

Lessening the Tax Burden by Contributing Stock to Charity

The IRS allows you to deduct the cost of the stocks that you contribute to a charity. In order to save even more money, you need to know what kind of stocks you are giving away to charity. Find out more!

Benefits of Tax-Free Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds should be like roses to a garden for the rich folk. However, they are not the only ones who can benefit from municipal bonds. Find out the advantages of investing in municipal bonds.

Children Who Own US Savings Bonds

The best thing about some of the available US saving bonds is that they are tax-deferred investments. Waiting the longest before cashing the bonds out may be a good option for an adult, but what about a child who owns these bonds?

Tax Credit for Foreign Taxes on Overseas Investments

Depending on the amount of money you spent on overseas investments, you may or may not have to include Form 1116 with your tax return. Find out more!

Figuring Out Your Capital Gains on Stock Sales

There are three methods available to investors when it comes time to figure out your capital gains for stock and mutual funds come tax season. The better your record-keeping, the better.

Foreigners Buying US Stocks

Foreigners interested in buying U.S. stocks in companies don?t pay any tax on the purchase, but they cannot deduct losses on that sale either. Find out more!

Tax Tips

Tax Tips for Bonds

Paying taxes on taxable bonds can be a little tricky for many people. There is a little known strategy when it comes to savings taxes related to bonds that the IRS does not actively inform people about. Find out what it is!