That was not a good January at all. As I have mentioned before it was better than all my previous years, it was just not good enough. I just finished my last tax return- time 11:01pm. This is cutting it fine!
There really is no good reason why it should be like this. I need to make it clear to clients that I need the information by a specific date and apply lots of pester power. This would be to the point that it would be less painful for them to hand me the information rather another call from me or my staff.
I was surprised to hear from my partnership client today. He called to say he has received my invoice for 2011/12 tax returns and he thought the fees were very reasonable. That means I could have charged more!
There is no way I will have the same type of January again. I ate too much, missed my gym and my cold started today. I have not had a cold for years. No, no way will I have a January like this again. Life is just too short. This sort of hassle is just not worth it.
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