Hmm. . . seems like only a year ago that you last came in contact with those jolly folks at the Internal Revenue Service. How time flies when you're in the middle-income tax bracket!
Once again you hippity-hopped down to that well-known accounting firm, Ed and Martha's Discount Tax Service, only to find that Ed is on the lam-charged with tax evasion. And Martha now runs a folk-dancing school for wayward rodents. You can't afford to take your taxes anywhere else, so you'll just have to do them yourself. Blecch!
You must be meticulous in filling out your IRS forms to avoid going into debt from tax payments or, like poor old Ed, requiring an operation carried out by a competent cosmetic surgeon. You must carefully navigate the maze of new simplified (ha,ha) tax laws, collecting as much money as you can. You must also use the few remaining tax loopholes to avoid the IRS auditor who has been assigned to your case.
Perhaps you could take some comfort in knowing that you're going through the same trauma as every other American-except Ed. But my conscience forces me to warn you that, unlike most people, you aren't being hounded by just any old IRS auditor. Because you have come under suspicion, as a longtime client of Ed and Martha's Discount Tax Service, the IRS sent their toughest field agent after you - the 1040 Terminator.