I would think that most of us have gotten our returns back or know what they are getting back. I got mine back on Jan 28 direct deposited into my account using olt.com
Fed tax withheld based on total 2017 wages (box 7 on 1040) was 20.04%
Actual fed tax paid (box 16 on 1040) taking 2017 fed return into account and subtracting that from box 16 works out to be 13.99%
Filed jointly, itemized deduction
Fed tax withheld based on total 2018 wages (box 7 on 1040) was 17.72%
Actual fed tax paid (box 16 on 1040) taking 2018 fed return into account and subtracting that from box 16 works out to be 12.27%
Filed jointly, standard deduction
No kids. Wife doesn't work. I make 6 figures but I didn't quite make $165k in wages either year. 3% difference in pay between 2017 and 2018 and more of a bonus resulted in making $6300 more in wages in 2018.
So taking the returns into account, I paid roughly 1.72% less in taxes than I did last time and that’s with having $6300 more in wages.
Is it only people filing jointly where only one spouse works that are seeing the small tax benifit? [OT comment removed by admin LadyGeek]