Being married rocks. Doing taxes as a married couple? Not so much. It's not that filing jointly is a big deal, but when she made all her money in Tennessee and Georgia has a state income tax, it makes it difficult to compute the latter's forms.
When Turbo Tax did it for me, I was going to get spanked, because they didn't have an easy way to remove Val's income from the equation. When I did it on my own I have us being owed some change. The dilemma then, to trust the computer tax form or my own instincts and math skills. Perhaps I should put money now into a account to hire a lawyer when the IRS and/or Georgia Department of Revenue comes calling!
(The key is that it's called the department of revenue, not "Letting Taxpayers Keep Their Hard-Earned Income.")