Remember that when you leave this Earth, you can take with you nothing that you have received, only what you have given, a full heart enriched by honest service, love, sacrifice and courage. -St. Francis of Assisi

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Income Tax Season

Happy Valentine's Day

When I left my old life behind, I needed to figure out "What do I want to do when I grow up?"

I want to travel and meet like-minded souls.  I want to see this country from shore to shore and border to border.

Since 2011, I have work-kamped and volunteered. Currently, I have a really good seasonal job at a CPA office, but I do not like sitting in one place for months at a time.  Last year, I worked at the CPA office from January through April 15th and again from mid-August to October 15th - to finish returns with extensions. I am back again 'til April. It is a good job and I am thankful for this opportunity, working on tax returns again has given me the incentive to make some changes in my life.

I have worked in accounting and taxes since I was a teenager.  I opened my first tax office when I was 26 years old.

Since 2011, I have been floating around, enjoying my travels. But not really focusing on anything. 2016 is my year of Intentional Living. 

Workamping has limited the amount of traveling that I do each year. I felt that something was missing. Everyone needs something meaningful to do and helping people with their taxes is something I love to do.

I read the blogs of those that volunteer, that love photography or birding or ??? - to fill their time. I have hobbies like hiking, biking, quilting, reading - but none of these will help me to earn a living. I am not of retirement age and knew I would be working for several years while traveling.

Talking taxes and helping those that don't understand or that just don't want to deal with it - is something that comes naturally to me.

With that said.........

I am going to shamelessly promote myself and my website and Facebook page here.

I am going to rebuild my tax practice - I will operate a Mobile Income Tax Business from the RV.
I always said "I can do taxes anywhere" and now I will.

My "Home" Office

The tax software that I use has several programs that will make this easier.  I can work "in the cloud" and there is a secure portal to use to send and receive data and forms from clients.

Synchronicity: My 1st workamping client is from Alaska - a place I've always wanted to visit. Hmmm, maybe I will have a tour guide, as they return to Alaska every summer.

For those that want to file taxes themselves, there is a link at the top of the page to an affiliate site.
You can click on the link to see the pricing - some returns can be filed for FREE!

If you use this link, I will earn a commission. This is an excellent tax software program.

Drake Tax Software

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It is the sandstorm that shape the stone statues of the Desert. It is the struggles of Life that form a person's character ~ Native American Proverb