The “Seasons” Keep Us Going

Rick Walter, CPA
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Did you ever notice that we keep time in Seasons? Not summer, fall, winter and spring. Those seasons come and go with relative ease in the northwest.

I’m talking about Ski Season – Soccer Season – The Christmas Season – Flu Season, and the most popular Season of all – TAX SEASON!

Yes – tax season is here, and as the title of my blog indicates, it keeps us going. You might wonder who us is? An entire profession gets busy day and night, seven days a week for about two and half months.

The start of our season isn’t something noticeable like snow of the sniffles. It doesn’t come with happy songs about reindeer. Tax season starts with letters in the mail indicating that important tax documents are enclosed.

Commercials from companies guaranteeing that they will find you every last dollar you deserve when they don’t know you at all.

And let’s not forget that the President will make last minute changes to the tax law that will confuse and delay filing every single year.

When the season is finally over, we find that we are just a little bit poorer in the wallet and mentally tired from the experience.

My list sounds awfully familiar. Let me think about it:

Lots of letters crossing in the mail.

Companies advertising for your business.

The big man, running the show.

Lastly, money gone we didn’t expect to lose.

Is that jingle bells I hear???

Thanks for listening and I will talk at you again.

Author: Rick Walter, CPA

Rick Walter brings over 25 years of professional tax and accounting experience to Hutchinson & Walter. Specializing in small to mid-size business entities and start up organizations, Rick brings a deep understanding of the unique tax compliance and accounting issues specific to those entities.

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