So, it's that time of year again. I have been a tax preparer since 1983. Licensed with the IRS as an Enrolled Agent since 1995. A few years ago I prepared close to 1500 tax returns a year, plus business taxes. Now I am semi-retired and I do only a few hundred returns. Some I do at home for friends and family, and I also work part-time at another tax office.
I don't miss the long hours (8am to midnite-5 days a week, plus 6-8 hrs on Saturday and the occasional Sunday). These long hours were for only 4 months of the year, but totalled almost as many hours as someone working 40 hours a week for 48 weeks.
I don't do any business taxes now. Small Businesses need to have their accountant available all year round, and I don't want to do that. I only work on Individual Tax Returns. I still enjoy tax preparation work and have a hard time stopping completely. Even though I get totally frustrated with the changes that Congress makes, I still like to help people save money by finding deductions they were not aware of.
I'm thinking that this job is pretty portable, and that I should be able to make some extra money every year doing tax returns no matter where I am.
Many of my tax clients would mail their returns to me after they moved out of Illinois.
Do you have your tax returns prepared in the area you are traveling or do you send them back to the tax preparer you had when you owned a house?
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