I have taken on the responsibility of figuring out our taxes this year. It isn't that hard given the tax software available. It is just getting all the information together that makes it a challenge. There is always one more thing I need to look up or find.
And then there is the vocabulary. For example "straddle." Do I have straddle? I am pretty sure I don't, but how would I know? I haven't tried to look it up, and maybe then it would be clear to me, but for now, I just wonder---do I have straddle? If I do, what do I do with it? How did I get it? And why does the IRS want to know?