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There are several options available to you which will reduce taxes:
1. Increase your retirement plan contributions at work to the maximum permissible. This will defer the tax until you retire and have, at least theoretically, a lower income.
2.Buy investment properties. With the housing market depressed there are many homes available to purchase at excellent prices. Often the tenant will be the former owner. Rental properties, if structured properly, generate tax losses which help reduce taxes while market value grows in the future. The key here is to combine this with item 1 so you income drops below the threshold for using such tax losses.
3. Buy a home for yourself. I know you really do not want to do this but home ownership has tax advantages and a home can include many lifestyles ranging from city condo to country farm.