"You drive a taxi?" Words spoken by an enthusiastic kindergartener who marveled at what I did for work. The only time I can recall in my 20 years that "I do taxes" peaked any interest. Though not as exciting as driving a taxi through the streets of New York City, a career as a tax and business consulting professional does offer similarities.
There's rush hour traffic from January to April, I call it tax season. I too, deal with impatient passengers in a hurry to get their returns filed. Yet in their haste, they forget a few bags on the curb. In these instances, an extension is a great option and allows for a smoother ride.
Then there's the ride. Taxi drivers and tax professionals alike, will talk your ear off, or at least they should. A tax return draft is where my conversation to save you money begins. Believe me, I'm trying to pay attention to the road.
What a road it is, a long and winding road for a tax professional. I need to pay attention to the everchanging rules and how they affect each client and their business. There is a decision to be made at every turn, with your best interest always in mind.
You'll get where you need to go, and you'll learn something along the way. The meter's running, my rates are fair, my knowledge of the road is indispensable. So please, sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.