It's interesting that us single yet professional middle class non-homeowners have no mechanism to deduct charitable contributions (unless we're donating 10-20% of total income to charity, which is unlikely), even though I've read before that it's folks like us who are the most likely to have donated to charitable causes.
So if you're wealthy enough to be making $5000 donations to charity, or own property, you get a nudge to encourage you to donate, but if you're me, the sole reward is the satisfaction of doing a good deed. Hmm. Government works in mysterious ways.
Oh, wait, did I type "mysterious"? I meant "assinine and incomprehensible".
In other news....
Rewarded myself for finishing the tax stuff by purchasing a plane ticket to JS's city for the Memorial Day 3-day weekend. He's coming to visit this weekend, so that gives us about 6 weeks between visits. I've never been to his city before, and I'm so curious to see how close it comes to my (rather negative, truth be told) preconceptions. And yes, I'm being purposefully vague about where it is for privacy's (his, not mine) sake. Maybe I'll spill the beans after my return. I'll have 3 full days to hang out there, so we shall see what the reality is vs. my probably irrational prejudices against the BearCubBurg.
Another tax form envelope obsessor today. This one accepted my explanation reasonably graciously and resigned himself to having to write the address himself. Good man.