The year is quickly drawing to a close, but there’s still time to take steps to reduce your 2015 taxliability — you just must act by December 31:1. Pay your 2015 property tax bill before the end of the year.2. Make your January 1 mortgage payment.3. Incur deductible medical expenses (if your deductible medical expenses for the year alreadyexceed the applicable floor).4. Pay tuition for academic periods that will begin in January, February or March of 2016 (if it willmake you eligible for a tax credit).5. Donate to your favorite charities.6. Sell investments at a loss to offset capital gains you’ve recognized this year.7. Ask your employer if your bonus can be deferred until January.Keep in mind, however, that in certain situations these strategies might not make sense. For example,if you’ll be subject to the alternative minimum tax this year or be in a higher tax bracket next year,taking some of these steps could have undesirable results.If you’re unsure whether these steps are right for you, consult us before taking action.