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Title says it all. How are you doing compared to last year? Mine went up about $400ish.

Question:
How did the amount of tax you paid change compared to the last time you filed?

Choices:
They increased. Boo.
They decreased. Yay!
About the same.
I'm a sovereign citizen and don't pay The Man's tax.

 


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Posts: 14546 | Location: New Mexico | Registered: October 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ours went down on similar income but we benefited from the increase in the stardard deduction. Last year itemization was better for us but no longer the case.
 
Posts: 4936 | Location: CO | Registered: October 11, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My taxes went down because my income went down as well, but because I worked less, because I didn't want to or need to work.


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Posts: 859 | Location: Holland, OH | Registered: May 07, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My taxes went up, but you won't hear me boo. It's simply the price my family pays for not having Hillary as president. I will pay a bit more to keep more of my freedoms.
 
Posts: 689 | Location: KC Metro MO | Registered: November 23, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My income increased but I still pulled down a refund, though it was less than the previous year. I don’t declare zero.



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Posts: 15916 | Location: Sonoma County, CA | Registered: April 09, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Taxes down, refund down due to less witholding.

Took the standard deduction this time around.




 
Posts: 9759 | Location: Magnolia, Texas | Registered: January 29, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I don't know as I haven't done my taxes yet.

I never get a refund. My take is, why give the Governments an interest free loan.


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Lost per diem deduction, tax went down a bit. All in all it was a wash.


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Posts: 4504 | Location: southern Mn | Registered: February 26, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Mine increased as a %, but mostly because I didn't have education credits and such this year. Having to pay a bit more now because the recent idiot company my wife worked for didn't manage to take out the right amount of money.


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Posts: 510 | Location: Colorado Springs, CO | Registered: December 14, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Gained in some areas, lost some deductions. All in all pretty neutral.


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Posts: 4893 | Location: Hampton Bays, NY | Registered: October 14, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Refund is down ~$1k compared to last year, from over a grand to just a few hundred.
 
Posts: 21960 | Location: Northwest Arkansas | Registered: January 06, 2008Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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My effective tax rate went down about 1.5%. I'll take it.


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Posts: 815 | Location: Ann Arbor | Registered: September 07, 2011Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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For those saying their refund was less/more, shouldn't this be a comparison of year-to-year tax percentage paid? Total paid/refund is fungible based on income level variations and withholding changes. No?

Mkay, this is usable for comparison purposes, kind of...
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My effective tax rate went down about 1.5%. I'll take it.


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Posts: 3902 | Location: Headland, AL | Registered: April 19, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I believe overall the new standard deduction helped me, but the bigger benefit was the change in the AMT rules - not paying that!

My effective tax rate dropped 4%.

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Posts: 7069 | Location: Northern Virginia | Registered: November 04, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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For me, itemizing still comes out best, but the difference is narrowing. The bastards put a cap on how much interest and local taxes you can itemize, and that combined with the decrease in withholding rates moved me from getting a few hundred back last year to having to shell out a grand this year. Methinks I'm gonna have to submit a new W4. Mad
 
Posts: 5584 | Location: Portland, OR | Registered: February 12, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Refunds don’t matter for this question. Look at total federal taxes paid after refund or payment and compare that. I saved $4000. Got the full child tax credit for one kid (which I made too much for prior to Trump changes) plus the increased standard deduction. I’m pretty happy.




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Posts: 9869 | Location: Lancaster, MA | Registered: November 14, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The question has ZERO to do with refunds.

I'm talking about how much money you PAID to the feds.


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Posts: 14546 | Location: New Mexico | Registered: October 14, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Kidding?

When have taxes paid ever come down? I must have missed it. Especially in a blue state. It's not a matter of going up. It's only a matter of how much this year.




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Posts: 7815 | Location: In the gilded cage | Registered: December 09, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Well since I reached the magic threshold by which the IRS mandates minimum 401k withdrawals, my taxable income and accordingly taxes both went UP. Frown

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Kidding?

When have taxes paid ever come down? I must have missed it. Especially in a blue state. It's not a matter of going up. It's only a matter of how much this year.


You must have not done your taxes yet. Federal doesn’t matter what state you live in. As I said I saved 4K thanks to Trump.




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