I wont lie. If i could legally find any loophole to avoid paying as much in taxes, i would do it in a second.
The gains in NY is actually closer to 32%. 48% is stuck in my head based on some other stuff in my life but still the gains in New York are ridiculous when coupled with the Federal gain.
"I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally" ~ W.C. Fields
Almost no one skips loop holes, but about half of us want to take them away from everyone else.
See Barbara Streisand, "I didn't mean me." Different topic, same concept.
“I’m somewhat disappointed that more African Americans don’t think for themselves and just go with whatever they’re supposed to say and think."
- Dr. Benjamin Carson