There’s only a few days left in 2011, which means that there is only a few days left to rack up tax deductions for the 2011 tax year. Things like career development (like training classes) can usually be taken as tax deductions when you itemize your taxes. Typically training events like SQL Excursions, SQL Skills Immersion Events, and SQL Cruise would count as tax deductions. You don’t need to take the training in 2011, you only need to pay for the training in the 2011 calender year. If you think that you may end up having to pay some taxes for this year, a great way to get some training and reduce your taxable income for the year 2011 all in one shot.
Of course you should check with your accountant to make sure that what you are paying for qualify as a tax deduction.