Yeah I never understood the tax rates but I'm sure the total amount he paid I'm taxes at 17.5 was more than the other man total all year. Plus you pays a less rate but you can't write off crap. Even myself I cannot claim anything on my taxes. I am over the limit on being able to claim mini flop, school stuff, my house, basically anything at all I can not deduct. So before when I was paying taxes I always got money back. Now I have to pay in 10 to 20k every year. I'm not defending the tax difference I'm just saying it's not all black and white.