Next Year - If you're looking in to what you can do to offset your taxes next year, it's time to take a financial inventory for this year. If you filed your taxes already, you're ahead of the game. If you haven't done so, you might have some time to make some corrections. If you haven't contributed to your retirement account, you can do so up until you file your taxes. For your 2018 taxes, make sure you do it now! If you already filed your taxes for 2018, set up a plan to contribute for 2019. While it might be difficult to make any changes for 2018 or get face time with your financial or tax professional, make an appointment before June 1 with each person. Sit down and review your information. They can give you the best advice for your unique situation to help you save and better prepare for your future.