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The only way to lower your taxes would be to have business expenses, contribute to a retirement plan such as an IRA, or invest in technology that gives you a tax break, such as energy efficient improvements to your home
There's no magic bullet to reduce your tax
regardless if you invested in an annuity you would owe the tax
I wish there was something more that I could tell you to lower the tax
Do you have further questions?
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX on the home improvement angle, might be putting in a new energy efficient heating and air system.
Please make sure before you make the changes that you come back and let us know so we can ensure that you get the proper treatment
Not everything that is energy efficient can get the credit