I’m in a relationship but not married. I rent. I don’t have kids. I don’t own a business. For the most part that means I have very little, if any, tax deductions or write offs available to me and for as long as I can remember when filing taxes I either get a couple hundred back or owe a couple hundred. No big deal. So when people are flying off the handle about taxes is it because they have some intricate web of deductions and write offs the government keeps messing with?