My first year of filing taxes on my own brought a surprise. I received a 1099-Misc tax form from the Boeing Company two days ago. Last fall, after Mark's death (hard to write that word, but I have to use it and not a euphemism), I received his residual pay, and vacation pay. It was nice but not the million and a half that Boeing said I received! Today, I and over 500 others, received another letter telling us that a new form was coming and sincerely apologizing for the error.
I think what is hardest so far about the tax situation is that I have to check myself as "single". I certainly don't feel single. I don't want to be single, can't bear to think of removing my wedding ring.
And I really dread Valentine's Day without my first and only Valentine, my true love and best friend.