Beth Tractenberg, a partner in the Trusts and Estates practice, spoke with Time on steps to take before the end of the year to help reduce the amount of personal tax due in April. She suggests “[m]aking charitable gifts before year end to use the deduction on your 2013 income tax return,” adding that “Charitable deductions may be more valuable given the higher 2013 income tax rates.” (“Tax Moves You Should Definitely Make Before the End of 2013,” December 12, 2013)