I did my taxes last night. I always had my father's accountant do them in the past, so this was my first time. It took about an hour and a half. I learned some things:
(1) The capital gains tax sucks.(2) My federal withholding is set way too high.(3) You have to pay income tax on jury duty compensation. (I did two days at US$10/day.)(4) My student loan interest will never be useful in lowering the taxes I pay. (I went to a state school.)
In the end, assuming I did it right, I am getting about US$375.00 back, which is good.Taxes are like homework the government gives you.