It's time for my annual post about filling out my income tax forms. This year's curve ball is the change of status from "single" to "married filing jointly." I must say that I was pleasantly surprised. There is a large disparity between my and Kitty's income. If you average them together, however, it seems to work to our advantage in terms of paying tax. I was particularly shocked when I decided to see what I would have paid if I were still single. I thought I had written the number from the tax table incorrectly because the amount of tax I would have paid by myself was almost the same as 2 of us filing together with 2 incomes. If Kitty had filed by herself she would have received a larger refund, but I would have ended up paying a lot more tax. I have started calling her, "my little tax break." Fear not. The refund benefits her as well since it will be going to help pay for Hawaii next month.