I did our taxes last night. Our taxes are relatively simple and there are online programs that make filing nearly idiot proof. The whole process took under an hour. But I didn't expect to be reminded of my childless state while doing taxes.
The software asks all kinds of questions about things that happened in the previous year? Did you buy a house? Did you buy an energy efficient car? Did you contribute to a retirement account? Did you pay student loan interest? I was cruising right along until.... Do you have any dependents to claim on your 2014 taxes? I quickly checked 'no' and moved on to the next question. Did you give birth to or adopt a child in 2014? No. No I didn't. In fact I gave up on ever having kids in 2014. Can I get a deduction for that?
After a (big) glass of wine I was able to laugh at the absurdity of being reminded of my infertility while doing taxes. Luckily we don't owe anything more than what we already paid so that was a huge bonus. I don't want to talk about our effective tax rate nor how much it would have helped us out to have a $3700 dependent deduction or two though because it will just piss me off.