It's been, as happens occasionally, a while since I've posted. This hiatus was brought about for good reason, however. I bought a business, and went through my first tax season on my own.
All in all, I'm pleased. The learning curve was steep this time around, despite being involved in the tax industry for 17 years. Nothing equals doing it yourself, it seems.
The final tally for the year was 612 clients served, a 1.8% error rate, and enough income to get all the bills paid for the year, which hasn't happened for us in a long time. I believe it's been 3 years since all the wolves at the door got satisfaction. I'm not pleased with the error rate, though all of the issues were fixable, and fixed. I want to get that down as close to zero as possible.
Tax prep is a crazy beast...10 weeks of fast, furious, long hours and then POOF. Normal, or even shortened, work days. I'm proud of what I accomplished this year, and looking forward to doing better next season.
It's time now to get into some thinking again, and some humor here. It's time to clear a long, long list of to-do items, including cleaning a house that looks like it's been raided by a Mongolian Horde. It's time to breathe a bit easier, now that we have feathers again instead of flames.
For all of you who supported us, rooted for us, I offer a sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart. We're back.