Tax planning - MSN Money planning strategies are covered, such as cutting your taxes, ins and outs of the IRS, tax shelters and more from MSN Money.2011 Microsoften-us60Tax planningThe upside of down stock marketsNobody likes a downturn. But play your cards right during a market crash, and you could avoid taxes on your stock gains for years to come. Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:45:00 GMT Kristof, KiplingerTax records you can toss (and what to keep)After you've filed your taxes, it's OK to shred statements and stubs you no longer need. But be sure to keep your actual tax returns.Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:15:00 GMT Lankford, KiplingerGeneration Roth: How millennials can retire tax-freeRoth IRAs offer two huge advantages to young savers: lots of flexibility and tax-free withdrawals in retirement. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:45:00 GMT Ebeling, ForbesSave $1,000 on your 2013 tax billThere's still time to make a last-minute IRA contribution, which could significantly reduce your tax bill or boost your refund.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:45:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportWhere to save after maxing out your 401k and Roth IRAAggressive savers can turn to taxable accounts, SEP IRAs and variable annuities after hitting their limit in tax-advantaged retirement plans.Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:15:00 GMT Block, KiplingerCan New Jersey hold on to its rich taxpayers? Wealthy Garden State residents can keep more of their money by moving to nearby Pennsylvania, or retiring to a tax haven such as Florida. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 21:30:00 GMT Ebeling, Forbes Who pays the 3.8% investment tax?Hint: It isn't you. The bulk of the burden of a new tax on net investment income falls squarely on the top 0.1 percent of Americans. But they also reap an exclusive tax benefit. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:15:00 GMT Nitti, Forbes 5 'passive-aggressive' investing tipsHere are five ways an active approach can help even hands-off, index-fund investors squeeze more gains out of their portfolios.Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:00:00 GMT Ning, U.S. News & World ReportWill Uncle Sam match your 401k? Here's how low- and middle-income earners can take advantage of the retirement saver's tax credit.Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:30:00 GMT Brandon, U.S. News & World ReportGetting your retirement plan in orderSimplifying your savings strategy and organizing your investments can help you avoid some tax landmines. Here's how to get started. Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:15:00 GMT Sizemore, InvestorPlaceConsidering a Roth IRA? Check state taxes firstIf you live in a high-tax state such as New York but plan to retire to an income-tax haven like Florida, a Roth IRA may not make sense.Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:45:00 GMT Hanson, CNBC.comIs your portfolio a tax time-bomb? Last year's incredible returns could be this year's tax problem. Here are some strategies to minimize the tax impact of those big gains. Thu, 23 Jan 2014 23:30:00 GMT Barrington, Why your nest egg needs a cash cachePortfolios that include a one-year cash reserve are better able to withstand the impact of taxes, transaction costs and volatility, a new study shows.Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:15:00 GMT B. Garland, KiplingerMax out your IRA now, not next AprilWaiting until the last minute to contribute to your IRA means missing out on up to 16 months of potential tax-deferred gains -- which can really add up over the years.Mon, 06 Jan 2014 16:45:00 GMT Marte, The Wall Street JournalThe 3 biggest tax stories of the yearThe year 2013 will go down in history as a pretty big one for tax developments. Here are the three most important stories.Mon, 30 Dec 2013 14:30:00 GMT Bischoff, MarketWatchHow Uncle Sam pinches your portfolioMaking educated decisions about your savings and investments could save you money by avoiding common taxes.Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:30:00 GMT O'Hara, InvestopediaHow to manage the Obamacare tax on investorsAll the details you need to minimize paying the new 3.8 percent Medicare tax.Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:30:00 GMT Bischoff, MarketWatchConsider a Roth IRA for tax-free incomeThis Q&A answers essential questions about adding a Roth account to your nest egg.Thu, 19 Dec 2013 19:45:00 GMT L. Sheedy, Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine