Dh has always done our taxes--33 years and counting. We use Tax Act online. The past 5 years our income situation has been in a state of change due to job loss of 7 months, severance pay out, stocks cashed in , new job/different level of pay, I am no longer working, dd can no longer be claimed as a dependent, we didn't have a mortgage payment for a couple of years, now we do, etc. etc. Hoping that THIS is the year of NO surprises. Last year we owed $1400 between city/state--our fault as we had forgotten we could no longer claim dd. This past tax year there hasn't been any big changes, we also adjusted withholding a bit so more was coming out. We'll see. We do have money saved and earmarked for "taxes owing", JIC.