...taxes merit a higher heart rate than indicated. It´s always nerve wrecking at least ;)
For 'Bent, that is definitely the case. He can't even stand to see a letter from the Canada Revenue Agency, even though he doesn't have anything to worry about. I usually open them for him and have mostly discovered refund cheques or notes saying, "Yup, you're good." A few years ago, they audited his charitable donations and I handled it in order to keep his blood pressure low!
Yeah, they were suspicious that we donate to charities. ?! Bash saved me a lot of headache.
I had a GST audit a while back too, and got money refunded from them. Still can't stand it.
I had a painful audit a few years ago. They carried away a box of documents, goggled the distance I claimed to drive (and ended up deciding I must have driven farther than I said I was), accused me of not claiming dividends that were cleared documented as having been paid to Mrs. They disputed exchange rates even though I had records of the actual exchange I paid when buying foreign currency. I felt like I was being punished for not cheating.
Ouch, not fun! I try to remind myself that they have a horrible job and they spend a lot of time dealing with rotten people who are stealing money from the rest of us. But they sure are difficult.