Investments and Taxes Tax Tips

Subscribe and receive all Investments and Taxes
tax guides via RSS

Recent Articles

Video: Taxes 101: Buying and Selling Stocks
Learn everything you need to know to report stock gains and losses on your tax return in 5 easy steps and simple tips to help you maximize your deductions this tax season. Read more…

Video: Guide to Schedule B: Interest and Dividend Income
Did you earn more than $1,500 in interest or dividend income? Or cash in a U.S. savings bond? You may be able to exclude some of this interest from your 1099-INT form. Watch this video to find out more about Interest and Dividend income. Read more…

Tax Time Gains and Losses: Calculating Your Investment Portfolio Results
Every investor's goal is the same, to make money. But a dollar earned in one investor's portfolio is not necessarily the same as a dollar earned in another's. That's because each portfolio might include a unique mix of investments and also might spread those investments among different types of accounts. When it comes to minimizing the tax bite, there may be as many different strategies as there are portfolios, but you have several ways to manage your portfolio to reduce your overall obligation. Read more…

Video: Taxes on Dividends Explained
If you purchase stock in a corporation or invest in a mutual fund that periodically pays dividends, the payments you receive throughout the year can provide you with some extra income. Watch this video to find out more about how this income may affect your taxes. Note: The tax rates in this video apply for tax years 2012 and earlier. Read more…

What Is IRS Form 5498: IRA Contributions Information?
Form 5498: IRA Contributions Information reports your IRA contributions to the IRS. Your IRA trustee or issuer - not you - is required to file this form with the IRS by May 31. Read more…


More Investments and Taxes Articles

Guide to Taxes on Dividends Guide to Schedule D: Capital Gains and Losses What is Form 8960: Net Investment Income Tax Reversing a Roth IRA Conversion Tax Deductions for Employer Owned Stocks (RSUs/Stock Options/ESPPs) Tax Tips for Real Estate Investment Trusts Video: When to Use IRS Form 8949 for Stock Sales Filing Tax Form 1099-INT: Interest Income What is IRS Publication 590? What Is the IRS Form 8880? 5 Things You Should Know about Capital Gains Tax What is Form 1099-B: Proceeds from Broker Transactions? Running for the (Tax) Shelter What Is the Savers Credit? How to Report Stock Options on Your Tax Return What is Form 6781: Gains and Losses from Section 1256 Contracts and Straddles? What Is IRS Form 5498? The Tax Benefits of Your 401(k) Plan What is IRS Form 8824: Like-Kind Exchange What Are Deductible Investment Interest Expenses? What is IRS Form 6252: Installment Sale Income Best Investments for Boosting Your Tax Refund Guide to Short-term vs Long-term Capital Gains Taxes (Brokerage Accounts, etc.) Tax Tips for Investors How to Report RSUs or Stock Grants on Your Tax Return Are Losses on a Roth IRA Tax Deductible? Now Everyone Can Convert to a Roth Incentive Stock Options Employee Stock Purchase Plans Non-Qualified Stock Options Capital Gains and Losses Video: What Is the Capital Gains Tax? Are 501C3 Stock Investment Profits Tax-Exempt? Deductions Allowed for Contributions to a Traditional IRA What Is a Schedule B IRS Form? Video: How to Use IRS Form 5498 on a Tax Return What Is IRS Form 1099-DIV: Dividends and Distributions? What is a Schedule Q Form? What is Form 4255: Recapture of Investment Credit? What is Form 4952: Investment Interest Expense Deduction What is IRS Form 8606: Nondeductible IRAs What is Form 4972: Tax on Lump-Sum Distributions What is Form 3468: Investment Credit Tax Tips for Preferred Stock How to Report Vested Benefits on Your Income Taxes What Is Form 6198: At-Risk Limitations

TurboTax Blog »

Get tax tips and tricks, from quick fixes to long term strategies.

Ready to try TurboTax?

Start for Free
* Important Offer Details and Disclosures
  • TURBOTAX ONLINE/MOBILE

  • Try for Free/Pay When You File: TurboTax online and mobile pricing is based on your tax situation and varies by product. Absolute Zero $0 federal (forms 1040EZ/1040A) + $0 state limited time offer only available with TurboTax Free Edition; offer may change or end at any time without notice. Actual prices are determined at the time of print or e-file and are subject to change without notice. Savings and price comparisons based on anticipated price increase. Special discount offers may not be valid for mobile in-app purchases.
  • QuickBooks Self-Employed Offer with TurboTax Self-Employed and TurboTax Live for Extension Filers: To receive your complimentary subscription to QuickBooks Self-Employed through 10/31/19, you must pay for your 2017 TurboTax Self-Employed or TurboTax Live return between 4/18/18 and 10/15/18 and sign-in and access your QuickBooks Self-Employed account via mobile app or at https://selfemployed.intuit.com/turbotax at least twice by 12/31/18. You will have the option of renewing your QuickBooks Self-Employed subscription by 10/31/19 for another year at the then-current subscription rate. You may cancel your subscription at any time from within the QuickBooks Self-Employed billing section. See QuickBooks.com for price comparison. Offer not valid for existing QuickBooks Self-Employed subscribers already on a paid subscription.
  • Pays for itself (TurboTax Self-Employed): Estimates based on deductible business expenses calculated at the self-employment tax income rate (15.3%) for tax year 2017. Actual results will vary based on your tax situation.
  • Anytime, anywhere: Internet access required; standard data rates apply to download and use mobile app.
  • Fastest refund possible: Fastest tax refund with e-file and direct deposit; tax refund time frames will vary.
  • Pay for TurboTax out of your federal refund: A $X.XX Refund Processing Service fee applies to this payment method. Prices are subject to change without notice.
  • TurboTax Help and Support: Access to a TurboTax specialist is included with TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed and TurboTax Live; not included with Free Edition (but is available as an upgrade). TurboTax specialists are available to provide general customer help and support using the TurboTax product. SmartLook on-screen help is available on a PC, laptop or the TurboTax mobile app. Service, area of expertise, experience levels, wait times, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice.
  • Tax Advice, Expert Review and TurboTax Live: Access to tax advice and Expert Review (the ability to have a Tax Expert review and/or sign your tax return) is included with TurboTax Live or as an upgrade from another version, and available through October 15, 2018. These services are provided only by credentialed CPAs, EAs or tax attorneys. State tax advice is free. Some tax topics or situations may not be included as part of this service, which shall be determined in the tax expert’s sole discretion. In the event your return is reviewed by a tax expert and requires a significant level of tax advice or actual preparation, the tax expert may be required to sign your return as the preparer at which point they will assume primary responsibility for the preparation of your return. Expert Review [and TurboTax Live] not available on the TurboTax mobile app or when using a web browser on your mobile phone. On-screen help is available on a PC, laptop or the TurboTax mobile app. Service, area of expertise, experience levels, wait times, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice.
  • Tax Return Access and My Docs features: Included with TurboTax Deluxe, Premier, Self-Employed, TurboTax Live or with PLUS benefits. Access to all tax-related documents we have on file for you is available through 10/31/2019. Terms and conditions may vary and are subject to change without notice.
  • #1 best-selling tax software: Based on aggregated sales data for all tax year 2016 TurboTax products.
  • Most Popular: TurboTax Deluxe is our most popular product among TurboTax Online users with more complex tax situations.
  • CompleteCheck: Covered under the TurboTax accurate calculations and maximum refund guarantees.
  • #1 rated online tax prep provider: Based on independent comparison of the best online tax software by TopTenReviews.com March 13, 2017.
  • Get tips based on your tax and credit data to help get you to where you want to be: Tax and credit data accessed upon your consent.
  • TURBOTAX CD/DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE

  • TurboTax CD/Download products: Price includes tax preparation and printing of federal tax returns and free federal e-file of up to 5 federal tax returns. Additional fees apply for e-filing state returns. E-file fees do not apply to New York state returns. Savings and price comparison based on anticipated price increase. Prices subject to change without notice.
  • Fastest refund possible: Fastest tax refund with e-file and direct deposit; tax refund time frames will vary.
  • Pay for TurboTax out of your federal refund: A $X.XX Refund Processing Service fee applies to this payment method. Prices are subject to change without notice. This benefit is available with TurboTax Federal products except TurboTax Business.
  • About our TurboTax Product Experts: Customer service and product support vary by time of year.
  • About our credentialed tax experts: Live tax advice via phone is included with Premier and Home & Business; fees apply for Basic and Deluxe customers. State tax advice is free. Service, experience levels, hours of operation and availability vary, and are subject to restriction and change without notice. Not available for TurboTax Business customers.
  • #1 best-selling tax software: Based on aggregated sales data for all tax year 2016 TurboTax products.
  • Data Import: Imports financial data from participating companies; may require a free Intuit online account. Quicken and QuickBooks import not available with TurboTax installed on a Mac. Imports from Quicken (2016 and higher) and QuickBooks Desktop (2012 and higher); both Windows only. Quicken import not available for TurboTax Business. Quicken products provided by Quicken Inc., Quicken import subject to change.