So we kinda slacked off on doing posts on busy season problems this tax season. Sorry ’bout that. But it seems like there hasn’t been as much venting on Twitter this year as in past years. However, now that there’s less than a month left until Tax Day, patience might start to wear thin, so we’ll try to do these a little more often.
Let’s take a look at what BSPs have made their way onto Twitter in the past week or so.
Here’s a public service announcement regarding highlighters:
Highlighter scans as solid black.
When you give documents to your accountant, please don't highlight anything.#TaxSeason
— Camphorous (@Camphorous) March 16, 2019
I’m sure many of you have dealt with this situation once or twice since the beginning of tax season:
When I ask you to use one of 2 secure portals to send me your info, but you insist on just attaching everything to EMAIL! Your name, address and social are 3 of the 4 things needed to steal your identity. Why does everyone think it's ok? #taxseason #tax https://t.co/USdJPT6I5w
— Krutilek (@Krutilek) March 16, 2019
A shitty end to a 16-hour (probably) workday:
— Ryne Brackmann (@ryneb99) March 10, 2019
Drowning in a sea of emails:
Monday: keeping inbox under 20. Wednesday: keeping inbox under 40. Thursday: keeping unread emails under 40. Friday: weeping and waving the white flag. #taxseason
— JustPlainRod 💉💉💉 (@planmytaxes) March 15, 2019
This reminds me of what Caleb wrote last year about tax receipts: “[D]umping a bunch of paper into a cardboard container is not preparation; it is trash. Trash goes in the garbage.”
— CaffieneKitty (@Caffienekitty) March 15, 2019
Business extension burnout:
— Lindsey Starrett, CPA, CCIFP (@LindseyStarrett) March 16, 2019
As if tax season isn’t busy enough … :
Busy season can be really hazardous to your health:
Anyone who says accounting isn't dangerous has never slipped on a chair mat, gone flying through the air while holding a ream of paper, and then hit the ground so hard that the paper packaging split in half, slit a Fitbit band and cut my arm open. I'm sore. #busyseasonproblems
— Stephanie (@StephO_51) March 7, 2019
And don’t forget, if you need to take a minute or two to chill out and bring down your blood pressure, hang out on our Busy Season Zen page.
Have a good rest of the week.