I met with my accountant this morning. In addition to my 2012 taxes, we had to go over 2011 materials again. The IRS has asked me to "provide verification" of my medical and alimony expenses in 2011. I spent a big chunk of my weekend getting all the papers together.
I had a stack about 5 inches tall that weighed 4.3 pounds. Most of it was Explanation of Benefits forms. I had itemized deductions in 2011 of about half my salary. The bulk was medical expenses for Middle Son. Most of the rest was alimony.