Just another twist to the disussion. Did my taxes today. For the first time in several years, I owed a small amount. <$300. Generally get a refund, but it’s all over the place year to year because my total income fluctuates so much year to year, based on company bonus payout, and how much, if any, stock options I cash out. Went over the return several times, always coming up with the same amount. Then I compared to a previous years return with a similar AGI. Turns out, the difference is the elimination of the Personal Exemption. $4050 per person, do a total of $16,200 in our families case, that’s not subtracted from your gross income. Since we have always had itemized deductions around or over 24,000, this was a net increase in tax liability percentage from previous years. Around $1200 more from the comparable year. Just an FYI for anyone who may be in the same situation.