Today was a productive day, I replaced my broken tail light and replaced my head light bulb that was no longer shining bright. I also finished and filed my taxes, both Fed and State. Refunds will be on the way soon. Terrific, right?
Almost. Why? Because every year when I do this, I have to look at the quantitative and indisputable difference for our family because we can't get married. Because of that, I pay 20% more Federal taxes. Twenty percent! My Federal tax refund would nearly double if I could file as "Married" instead of "Head of Household." I can't even express my frustration and anger at this - its so monumentally unfair.