Although there are any number of possible answers to your question, let me suggest the following. Sometime in early November and certainly before the end of the year, put together all of your known tax information and do your own preliminary projection of what your tax projection will be for the current year. You can do this using your current salary and projecting through the end of the year. In addition, do the same thing with expected deductions. By doing it early, you have an opportunity to make some changes, corrections and or decisions as to whether you are in the alternative minimum tax and if so, what you may be able to defer into the new year and what you might want to do in the current year if you have options to take additional income. I hope this helps and good luck.
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