accountantThis time of year, the last thing you probably want to read is an article about tax prep or accounting. ‘Tis the season where we have a little spare time at the Bach, James, Mansour & Company office, so we tried to get creative with our year-end blog post. Yes, accountants do that sometimes! I hope you have as much fun reading this as we did writing it.

Top 10 things to say that will drive your accountant crazy

I asked around the office, and here are the top 10 things clients (not you, of course) told us that kept us up at night tossing and turning:

  1. “Someone broke into my office and stole all my tax receipts.”
  2. “I asked my friend’s accountant and he told me something different.”
  3. “But on the IRS website I thought it said I could do this.”
  4. April 1: “Are you guys busy yet?”
  5. Evening of April 14: “Whew, I made it! Here’s my tax organizer.”
  6. “Here’s something I saw on YouTube about tax preparation. Thought you’d be interested.”
  7. “I did my taxes using TurboTax. Can you just check them over?”
  8. “My receipts are in the shoebox marked #1.”
  9. “I’m not lying.”
  10. “I ran out of money paying taxes so I can’t pay you.”

Happy Holidays!

The team at Bach, James, Mansour & Company wishes you happy and safe holidays, and a prosperous 2016. Enjoy the season with your family and friends. We’ll catch up with you about taxes, HOA audits, and other fun stuff some other time.

Neal Bach, CPA