We are officially one week away until our tax pro friends complete the long, arduous first leg of busy season. And based on all the extensions they are filing for procrastinating clients, the second leg of busy season, which wraps up this year on Oct. 17, might be just as crazy. Let’s take a look at how things have been going for the Internet’s most vexed tax accountants in the last 48 hours or so:
1. How do I pay my taxes?
2. Do I need to sign the efile forms and engagement letter?
3. How long will my refund take?
4. Why do I owe? I’ve never owed.
5. Why do you need to know that?
6. My previous account didn’t ask for that.#TaxTwitter
— Dan Herron (@fintaxdude) April 9, 2022
Me: You owe $500 due to ACTC.
Client: Ok cool, can we pay that from my refund?
Client: How much was my refund?#taxtwitter
— Mark Anderson (@MarkAnd18311787) April 10, 2022
— Matthew J. Cordes, EA (@cordes_tax) April 10, 2022
7 client emails on a Sunday night the week before tax season ends, that light at the end of the tunnel better not be an oncoming train.
— StevenFCPA (@stevenfcpa) April 11, 2022
— Lindsey Starrett, CPA, CCIFP (@LindseyStarrett) April 10, 2022
Maybe I’ll take pictures of the outraged look on last minute clients who think it’s “cute” to wait until the last minute to file , when I tell them they get an extension. #TaxTwitter
— AngiefromMP (@angiefrommp) April 10, 2022
Happy Sunday! It just took me 90 minutes to assemble ONE tax return. This better not come back to me as a REDO! I can't tell you how many returns have been redos already! SO MANY!!!! #taxtwitter #adminlife
— Sherry Schwenderlauf (@SherryPDX) April 10, 2022
i hit a wall
and then I just kept hitting it
— Andrea Carr CPA (@andreacpa0) April 10, 2022
Is there a way to make it April 19th when I wake up tomorrow morning? #TaxTwitter
— Thomas J Kaminski (@michigantaxpro) April 11, 2022
Today is March 772, 2020. It will never end. #taxtwitter
— Marchternity (@MarchternityBot) April 11, 2022
It’s Monday 8:36am and I’m already f**king tired of the “status” emails – yes I’m fully aware your return isn’t filed. If I had an update, I would have reached out. This is going to be a long end of this tax season – good luck to you all!!! #TaxTwitter
— Tyler Boxberger (@tbraves13) April 11, 2022
“I lost my tax documents. Can you send those to me?” Yep, next Wednesday. #taxtwitter
— Elizabeth Dugan, CPA, PSA (@LizDuganCPA) April 11, 2022
Client-100% going on extension-just uploaded a zillion documents. Including one marked"urgent IRS." It's a payroll tax notice dated 12/31/21. I do not do payroll.
Good morning #TaxTwitter
— Michele Cagan, CPA (@michelecagancpa) April 11, 2022
Pretty clear I'm a liberal. I'm getting A LOT more, "I'm not giving the IRS that information" pushback to everything from crypto to HoH due diligence questions.
It's like, "Just let me do my damn job, people. This ain't political. This is me protecting my license." #TaxTwitter
— Adam Markowitz (@adammarkowitzEA) April 11, 2022
I’m sorry I haven’t given you any of my 2021 tax information. Can you just tell me how much I’m going to owe so I can make a payment? #TaxTwitter 🙄
— Gina DeRosa, CPA (@GinaDeRosaCPA) April 11, 2022
Clients finally reaching out to me on April 11 with "I would like to file an extension" as if there was ever going to be a scenario by this point in which they *weren't* going to file an extension. #TaxTwitter #taxseason
— Saint Landwalker (@SaintLandwalker) April 11, 2022
It's taking a lot of restrain to not reply to IRS tweets today, but I'm not choosing violence today.
— Matt Metras 🍕 cryptotaxpro.eth (@EmDeeEm) April 11, 2022
We hope everyone is able to keep violence to a minimum this week, no matter how much you’d like to strangle some of your clients.