Year-end tax planning is as much about 2011 as it is about 2010. Often, there’s a real opportunity for year-end tax savings when you can predict that you’ll be paying taxes at a lower rate in one year than in the other. For example, under the right circumstances, deferring a year-end bonus or potentially accelerating deductions into the current year can pay off in a big way. Of course, to effectively plan, it helps to have a good idea of what next year’s tax rates will be. Unfortunately, as 2010 draws to a close, 2011 brings some uncertainty in that regard.