January 17, 2021

Busy Season Problems: No Highlighters, Please; Clients Ignoring Portals; Bad Takeout Food

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:

I’m sure many of you have dealt with this situation once or twice since the beginning of tax season:

A shitty end to a 16-hour (probably) workday:

Drowning in a sea of emails:

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.”

Business extension burnout:

As if tax season isn’t busy enough … :

Busy season can be really hazardous to your health:

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.

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