When my husband and I file on February 11, we found out for the first time in forever for either us, that we owed the federal government. They said my income "went up." I think it went up about $1000, which I am not sure is enough to have to owe $400. Two days after that, something was eating at me that the return was not right, so I got out the paperwork and looked at it and it was wrong. The preparer counted my HSA distributions for qualifying medical expenses as income. I called a friend of mine who is a CFP and she confirmed that. So, we went back to the preparer the day after that to do an amended return. Then, the craziness started. We knew to expect it take longer to process an amended return. We waited about a month before checking the status online. It is now 18 weeks past that date and it still has not been processed, but I received a letter stating that we still owe for the original return. When I have called them, I always get a message that they are not available no matter what the time of day is. I did not even realize that today is a federal holiday until I called. But they are the ones who gave me the number to call. I don't know whether it is better to pay and hope that they FINALLY process the amended return or hope that I can call them. Oh, and did I mention that the payment due date is June 27? I hate the IRS.