This year's motto: "Go Beyond!" Go beyond your standard deduction with your charitable giving. For singles it's $12,000, for married filing joint, it's $24,000. With mortgage interest, real estate taxes, Missouri taxes, and charitable giving -- go beyond your itemized deduction and beat the government at their own game and bless your charitable organizations. That is my goal this year: GO BEYOND! Let the Lord bless you while you bless others and get the benefit of more tax deduction than Uncle Sam planned for you! GO BEYOND!