There are several year-end tax tips to keep in mind. These include:
1. Maximize annual retirement plan contributions.Tax-advantaged retirement accounts are funded with pre-tax dollars and compound over time. You may make pre-tax contributions to a 401(k) up to $20,500 if you are under 50 and $27,000 for those 50 and over. If it is not possible to contribute the maximum amount, you can try to contribute any amount matched by your employer. The maximum yearly contribution for an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) is $6,000 (under age 50) and $7,000 (50 and over).