Combating Taxes

Combating Taxes May Help Boost Your Bottom Line

Taxes can take a big bite out of your income and erode your purchasing power. The good news is that you can combat taxes by investing in funds free from federal, and in some cases, state taxes.

Seek Income and Fight Taxes with Municipal Bond Funds

Keeping more of what you earn is a no-nonsense financial strategy that’s aimed directly at your bottom line. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by more effectively managing your tax burden. American Century Investments® can help with municipal bond funds that seek to generate tax-free income and preserve capital. Learn more about how our funds can be part of a four-step plan to developing a smart tax solution for your portfolio.


Understand the Impact of Taxes on Your Income

Regardless of how much you earn, taxes take a big bite out of your purchasing power. And, with budget shortfalls plaguing all levels of government, potential policy changes could leave you with an even larger tax burden.


Consider the Benefits of Municipal Bonds

Municipal bonds offer the unique benefit of generating income that's free from federal taxes and, in some cases, free from state and local taxes. In addition, municipal bonds may help diversify a stock-heavy portfolio and have a history of low relative volatility.*

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Navigate the Municipal Bond Market with Mutual Funds

The Credit Crisis fundamentally changed municipal bond investing. Now more than ever, you should consider taking advantage of the insight and expertise offered by a professionally managed mutual fund.

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Choose a Leader for Smart Tax Solutions

American Century Investments has been managing bond funds since 1972 and has developed a rigorous approach to managing tax-free bond portfolios. Spanning maturities and risk levels, our municipal bond funds can be part of a tax-smart solution that’s right for you.

* Based on a comparison of the S&P 500® Index and the Bloomberg Barclays Municipal Bond Index for the 10-year period ended 12/31/2016.

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Source: Bloomberg Index Services Ltd