My wife + I have gone to the same Tax guy for several years, now. The guy's business has expanded + at tax season he hires a lot of ( preparers ?) + accountants. There are at least 20 cubicles. . I'm working with a woman ( I don't know ) on my taxes -- and she tells me I have to pay taxes on my (deceased mother's) insurance inheritance. I said, "I already had them take the taxes out before they sent me the check -- why am I paying taxes twice ?" Her answer was vague.....and something like -- "Well, you should have put it into an IRA within 60 days.......but I'll have Bob explain it to you when we finish, okay ?" . I thought it over for a while as we proceeded -- then asked the same question again - "How can I be taxed twice on this ?" ( It was no small amount ) . We're finishing up - and she has the supervisor check her work ( standard proceedure ). The supervisor starts changing some numbers on the computer screen.......then, he points to a number on one of my forms ( ?) and shows the woman tax preparer.....but NOT ME. He turns to me and says "I'm gonna get you money back." She taps him on the back and says "Thanks, Bob." I sense something is up ?........not sure what's going on ? I say "Thanks, Bob !" He says to me "you were $1,800 in the hole....but I got you a $7,200 refund." I said "Thanks, again, Bob !...that's a BIG swing !" He says "Well, this is why we double check all work." . People - That's a $ 9,000 swing ! What kinda Crack House are you runnin' here, anyway ?:evillaugh . And NO.......I didn't have to pay the tax AGAIN on the inheritance ! I knew she was wrong ! . Geez..... She is not touching my taxes ever, again ---- ( I'm guessing, she must have only been a bad " Tax preparer" ) and I hope she gets "let go" before she screws everyone else up. . PS : Bob had us file "Married, but Separate.... " -- saved us nearly $500.