Filed my taxes - did fine on Federal - have to pay more than expected on state.
I actually probably benefited under the new tax laws this year - overall. Fairly normal tax return. 1 W-2 - a handful of small 1099’s. While in 2017, I would have had enough itemized deductions to exceed the $12,000 standard deduction - in 2018, we sold our house, moved cities, and have been renting for the whole year. So my current “itemized deductions” in 2018 are around $6,000. I’m getting a decent refund thanks to the 12k standard deduction (filing single - no kids). There were a few annoyances - like noting that our moving expenses don’t qualify and I can’t take advantage of the home office deduction. However, on the flip side, apparently several of my small real estate investments qualify for the Sec 199A deduction (20% deduction on income coming from non C-Corps) which was a surprise for me and ended up being slightly beneficial
As for state, I didn’t realize until it was too late that Virginia forces you to use the standard deduction for state if you use it for federal - which kind of blew up my return as the VA state standard deduction is only $3,000. I buy state land preservation tax credits in lieu of withholding state taxes on my paychecks, so I shot myself in the foot there. A lot more Virginians are going to fall into that trap I think.