In my experience, you've been spoiled. If I handed our accountant a bunch of receipts...I don't know what she would do! She needs the total. I go to an accountant for our taxes because I can't figure out all the forms and she always saves me money (I use the turbo tax online, get the number I think we should get back, then go to her. The year she doesn't save me money I'll do 'em myself!).