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Busy Season Problems: Sunday Funday, Lost Tax Documents, In Need of Super Powers

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 […]

#TaxTwitter Has Absolutely Had It With Clients’ Sh*t

The last time we checked in on #TaxTwitter, they were bravely forging ahead toward October 15 deadlines. While I was combing through Twitter last week looking for tweets to include in Friday Footnotes, I noticed a theme: ragging on clients. It seems many practitioners are raising fees these days, and who can blame them? I […]

How Is #TaxTwitter Holding Up Before the Oct. 15 Deadline?

About as well as you’d expect: I realized I forgot to file an extension for my brother’s return how is everyone else doing today — Lorilyn Wilson, CPA (@LorilynWilson) October 14, 2021 Got up yesterday at 7:30am. What time did I go to bed? I'll let you know when that happens. Yep, this tax season […]

Today’s Trivia: Time Spent Checking For Stupid Mistakes Made By Clients

Q: How many hours in a week do accountants waste by manually checking client data for errors? a. Two hours b. Four hours c. Ten hours d. Twenty hours A: While it might seem like you guys are spending 20 hours or more each week during busy season dealing with bad data from clients and […]

Clients Have Absolutely Had It With You Having the Nerve to Skip Lunch

There truly is no limit to the things clients will get pissed about. At least one of them is out here getting mad because his auditors clearly want to spend as little time as possible on this engagement and get the hell out of there. Auditors Skipping Lunch from r/Accounting OP sounds mad af, I […]

‘Big R’ Restatements Are Quite the Thing For PwC Audit Clients

All the Tesla haters are having a field day with this on Twitter. The Wall Street Journal reported today: [PwC] has had a streak of accounting problems surface recently at U.S. companies it audits, including an uptick in high-profile restatements. Its clients account for three of the five biggest restatements so far this year, measured […]

Tax Professionals: Tell Us the Lame Last-minute Excuses Clients Are Giving You on This Extended Filing Deadline Day

It's circa 4:30 pm on the extended filing deadline day for trust, partnership, corporation, and S-corp tax returns and that means there some piss-poor excuses being thrown your way by your most forgetful and slovenly clients who STILL aren't ready to file. Back in April, if clients were behind on getting their books up to […]