It has taken me over three weeks to calm down enough to write this post. I wrote previously about how I was worried that we would owe taxes but I was using a new accountant to figure it all out. This all turned into a nightmare from hell.
It started by me dropping everything off with the accountant and him spending all of two minutes talking to me about our situation. Fast forward two weeks later and I get a call on Valentines Day that they're ready. I go pick them up and pay the shocking amount of $375 only to find out that we owe over $4500. I figured that he was for sure wrong but I had to pay his ridiculous fee to pick them up. At this point, I'm physically sick but determined to find the mistake in my tax return.
After spending two hours at work, I found his mistake. He had calculated that we owed Alternative Minimum Tax and we did not. I call him immediately and he says he will look into it.
A few days later, I get a call that they're all fixed. We owe $655 for federal and $159 for state. I asked him about a refund on the amount that we paid. He said he was too busy but I should check back after April 15 and I would get a partial refund.
I so should have used my old accountant who is 45 minutes away or used Turbo Tax.
What a freakin headache! Have you ever heard anything like this?