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Year-end tips may yield tax savings
Year-end tips may yield tax savings

Ah, the holidays. The season of spirited tax avoidance and homey deductions, when thoughts naturally drift to capital-loss harvesting and full or partial Roth conversions. Well, perhaps not everyone thinks this way. The end of the year may be a busy time of gathering and celebrating, but financial advisors say it's also a crucial period for tax planning when a few low-stress and timely moves could end up paying off come April 15. "Are there things you can do now before the end of the year? Absolutely, and they can save you many, many, many dollars," said Richard Jones, managing director at Merrill Lynch private banking investment group in Los Angeles, which advises 90...

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