2010 Year-End

As we approach the close of 2010, there is still time to take steps that can reduce your 2010 tax bill. Year-end tax planning is more complicated this year due to: ongoing uncertainties regarding tax rates for 2011; questions as to when and if many popular tax breaks that expired last year will be extended; and short windows of opportunity to take advantage of recently-enacted tax breaks that are scheduled to expire after 2010. As we complete this letter, there is no assurance that Congress will resolve these issues by the end of this year. However, regardless of how and when these uncertainties are addressed, there are many “tried and true” year-end tax savings steps that you should consider for