Create a tax-smart investment portfolio

Vanguard's financial advisors are ready to help you make your investments more tax-efficient. Start planning now in the Centreville, Virginia, area (or wherever you choose).*

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We have tax strategies for every stage of your life

  • Investing for the future

    Our advisors can help you choose the account types that could save you the most in taxes, such as Roth or traditional IRAs.
  • Adapting to change

    As your income and life situation changes, your tax burden will, too. Our advisors can help you adjust your investments.
  • Getting ready to retire

    Plan ahead so you're not surprised by high taxes in retirement. Our advisors can help you make key decisions in this critical time.
  • Retired

    Once you've retired, our advisors focus on helping you withdraw your retirement money in a way that keeps your taxes low.

Tax strategies we consider

Taxes directly reduce your returns. Vanguard's advisors know tried-and-true ways to save on taxes. Potential tax-smart strategies include:

Staying on top of changing tax laws
Our advisors keep up with temporary and permanent changes to tax laws.

Making the most of tax-advantaged plans
401(k)s, Roth IRAs, and traditional IRAs offer different tax advantages. But which ones are right for you? Our advisors can help you decide.

Avoiding the "tax torpedo" in retirement
Once you've retired, IRA required minimum distributions (RMDs) and Social Security payments can significantly increase your income. If your income gets too high, you'll pay more taxes on your Social Security payments, and you could owe surcharges on certain Medicare premiums. This tax torpedo is avoidable with planning.

How Vanguard Personal Advisor Services can help

When it comes to investing, the effects of taxes are just one consideration to keep in mind. If spending time and energy on investment decisions isn't your cup of tea, we can help you formulate a plan and help keep it on course along the way Vanguard Personal Advisor Services® uses strategies like the ones described above to help you meet your goals while minimizing the impact of taxes. Having a trusted advisor can take some of the stress out of planning and give you confidence you're doing all you can to reach your goals.
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Vanguard's advice is personalized to your current life stage and most pressing needs-whether you're getting close to retirement, trying to cut costs, or protecting your assets for the long term. We can be your trusted partner and offer specialized planning for those complex topics.

*While Vanguard Advisers, Inc., does not have physical locations in Centreville, Virginia, our advisors are available to help you.

All investing is subject to risk, including the possible loss of the money you invest. Advice services are provided by Vanguard Advisers, Inc., a registered investment advisor, or by Vanguard National Trust Company, a federally chartered, limited-purpose trust company.

The services provided to clients who elect to receive ongoing advice will vary based upon the amount of assets in a portfolio. Please review the Form CRS and Vanguard Personal Advisor Services Brochure for important details about the service, including its asset-based service levels and fee breakpoints.

Personal Advisor Services does not provide tax advice and we recommend that you consult a qualified tax advisor about your individual situation.