Even with the huge surge in the dow yesterday(up 420 pts or so), I'm still down 6.7% for the year.
Got the letter from the IRS. I found out what the deal was with my refund. I got hit with the AMT. My tax credits for kids and my car and such pushed down my tax burden to below the AMT amount. My credits were then chopped/limited/etc to a level such that my taxes due would be equal or more than the AMT amount. Good thing I didn't bother with the form to get my credit for solar panels or I would have been really cranky that I'd wasted my time.