We're being audited by the IRS. They want to count my fellowship income as self-employment income, costing another couple thousand in taxes for the year in question. I don't think they're right, but it means that I have to dig around and find out and then find documentation to show that the income was from a fellowship. If we lose our appeal, I expect that they will audit another couple years of taxes and we'll end up owing ~10,000. Yuck. And of course we only have a few weeks to get things in order.
Update: Oh! Crap! According to IRS publication 970 (Tax Benefits for Education), I was supposed to count it as self-employment income! Crap. Crap. Crap. Our only possible salvation now is that the year in question we used H&R Block and they should have caught something like that. In the dim recesses of my mind, I think there was something about if they made an error, they'd pay for it. maybe. maybe. ugh. ugh. ugh.