Tax changes on the horizon – Prepare with year end tax planning
Abstract: Year end tax planning is important every year, but it’s particularly significant this year. Why? Many of the lower tax rates and other breaks that went into effect during the past 10 years are scheduled to sunset, or expire, on Dec. 31, 2010, unless Congress takes action. This article looks at some of the specific rates and breaks involved, the various options Congress has considered for addressing them, and steps that taxpayers might take in anticipation of them.