If you own company stock in a retirement plan, you may be able to take advantage of the long term capital gains tax rate rather than your ordinary income tax rate on this investment. Normally, all earnings withdrawn from a retirement plan are taxed as ordinary income, at ordinary income tax rates. However, if you take an in-kind distribution of your employer's company stock from your retirement plan to a taxable investment account, you may be able to take advantage of a special set of rules that allow you to pay only capital gains taxes on a significant portion of the distribution. Use this calculator to see how such a distribution might benefit your retirement nest egg.
Use this calculator to help analyze your budget as a full-time student. This calculator is specifically designed to help students understand their expenses and income while attending a university, college or other full-time educational institution. This calculator allows you to input your expenses and income for an eight-month school year running from September through April.
The Student Loan Consolidation and Debt Payoff calculator applies two simple principles to paying off high-interest debt. First, consolidate your existing student loans and second use your payment savings to accelerate the payoff of your higher interest non-student debt. The student loan payment savings is applied to one credit card or loan until that balance is paid in full. Then the entire payment that was going to that debt is then applied each month to your next credit card or loan. This continues until you have rolled through all of your balances and your non-student loan debt is paid in full.
The tax deduction for student loan interest can be tricky to calculate. Use this calculator to help estimate the value of your student loan interest deduction as well as your average tax rate, your tax bracket, and your marginal tax rate for the current tax year.
How taxes are applied to an investment can make an incredible difference. This calculator is designed to help compare a normal taxable investment to two common tax advantaged situations: an investment where taxes are deferred until withdrawals are made, and an investment where taxes are paid on money that goes into the account, but all withdrawals are tax free.
Contributing to a traditional IRA can create a current tax deduction, plus it provides for tax-deferred growth. While long term savings in a Roth IRA may produce better after-tax returns, a traditional IRA may be an excellent alternative if you qualify for the tax deduction.
Your working capital is used to pay short-term obligations such as your accounts payable and buying inventory. If your working capital dips too low, you risk running out of cash. Even very profitable businesses can run into trouble if they lose the ability to meet their short-term obligations. The calculator assists you in determining working capital needs for the next year.