Schedule D as an algorithm

An interesting perspective. Check out the carefully crafted flow chart that describes the thinking you need to do in order to compute capital gains tax. It is shocking to think that this logic comes from the District of Columbia rather than Colorado. 

Greetings from Washington DC. I am here so my daughter can tour Georgetown and choose between here, UCLA, or Cal. I am about to go be a tourist in the bowels of the Senate, the source of tax ridiculousness. Or at least one of the sources. πŸ™‚