(*grumble, grumble, grumble..*)
No longer up for a job I was hoping for....
Leverage power reduced....
Just found out that I need to file my taxes "married filing separately" which basically means that my deduction is only slightly greater than the 4 crumbs remaining from my grilled cheese sandwich from lunch....
I'm going to have to pay over $3K in taxes this year because of this! TD has no US income and I can't get the married tax deduction without filing jointly and declaring his worldwide income. I called H&R Block and the lady said, "yeah, that's, like, the worst status to file as. You get basically no deduction".
Apparently the government didn't think I was quite aware of how crappy it is not to live with one's spouse. So, they're punishing us further.