Here an idiot test for you, Mr "$250k for the first time": Would you rather be paying about $53k (by my calculations, and I am CPA/CFO) on your $250k in gross (but not taxable income..... or a far lower tax on much less income?
Here's a hint: You want to be paying as much f@cking tax as possible under current tax law, or next year's tax rates, no matter what.
Why, and here is the second idiot hint to my first question: Because it means you are making a cacaful load of money!
Now see if you can answer my first question and then shut the f@ck up about being overly taxed. You have no clue as to what you speak.