Interesting! I like that someone at my income level pays the same taxes as me and the next. My tax situation works out better in the UK than in the states. In the US I was always so screwed with taxes, single, high tax bracket for being a high earner, no dependents, no property. No matter what I did in terms of donation,playing around with deductions, I could never take more than the standard deduction and I was always paying a fortune in taxes. But tax wise, I work out much better here, probably one of the only few!