No, that $2500 was mine first. So no, I don't have $2500 more than I did before.<quoted text>
If you would normally owe $5,000 & taxes & your buddies inCongress gave you a $2500 tax break, do you not have $2500 more than you would before?
$50,000 - 5,000,+ 2,500 = 47,500
So you see, I'm still 2,500 in the hole. Stupid sheep.