5 tax nightmares

  • Woman frightened by taxes

    By Credit.com

    You've filled out all the paperwork, checked boxes and now you're ready to know what your tax refund will be.

    That moment when your tax preparer, CPA or tax prep software start calculating what you'll get back (or what you'll owe) is gut-wrenching. Why? Because no one wants to fall victim to a tax nightmare. Unexpected tax bills, audits from hell and identity theft are just a few of the boogeymen terrifying taxpayers every year.

    Here's a list of some real tax nightmares Americans have encountered.