Not ashamed to share my basic financials, married, no kids, own a home, one W-2 for each of us, she's a part-time student. Last year, almost the same income (I'm salary plus commission)...paid in $19k in taxes combined, refund was $5k This year, paid in 19k again (on $10k more income, meaning I took home more on every check), refund...$9,500! Standard deduction married filing jointly is now $24,000... Thanks Trump!!!!