i can see the future

i spent a few hours this morning doing my taxes based on the information i already have (w-2, preliminary 1099).

i’m so going to get audited. the sheer number of deductions i have (and resulting refunds) must be enough to merit a flashing light on some irs auditor’s desk.

i may still end up using a professional for the final preparation. they may be clever enough to find more deductions, or talk me down from any deductions i shouldn’t be trying to take.