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October 13, 2006

How much will you have left in your paycheck after Uncle Sam gets a hold of it? Should you invest in tax-free municipal bonds or in taxable corporate bonds? How much is the government siphoning off from your fuel tank?

We've taken on these questions and more with the tools we've built to answer them! Just scroll down for the most current edition of all our tax-related tools!

Taxing Matters
Subcategory Title Description
Paycheck Your 2006 Paycheck What's your paycheck going to look like after the government gets its dirty, stinking ape paws all over it? Our tool has the answer, plus it can show you what your new take home pay will be after a raise!
Investing Marginal Tax Rates and Investment Choices Should you invest in a tax-free or a taxable investment vehicle? Our tool can help you find the answer!
Gas How Much Do You Pay in Gas Taxes? Did you know that governments in the U.S. collect more on each gallon of gas sold than the oil companies collect in profits? Our tool estimates how much you pay each year in gas taxes!
Investing Income Taxes and Investing in 2006 We update our original look at the importance of marginal tax rates in making investment decisions for 2006!
Tax Breaks Exploiting the Child Interest Income Credit If you have kids, you can reduce your tax bill while building up the resources they'll need later in life - our tool runs the numbers for you.
What If?... What If the Death Tax Were an Income Tax? Death and Taxes are the two constants of life. Perversely, there are also death taxes, as if the government couldn't drain enough from you while you were alive. Our tool shows how much the death tax actually is by converting it into an equivalent income tax charged during your life.
What If?... Consumption vs Income Taxes Should we do away with the income tax in favor of a national consumption tax? Picking up on Greg Mankiw's math, we built a tool that shows why the consumption tax is economically preferable.

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