I haven’t officially done my taxes yet, however – I don’t imagine that it’s going to be a terrible process. I don’t own a home, I’m not married, and I don’t have kids… for the most part, I think I can just do my own taxes online and be pretty much okay.
That having been said – I’ve heard multiple accounts recently where friends have gone in to have their taxes done by human beings and those human beings have fucked things up royally.
Now, here’s the thing – if your entire business is going through people’s taxes to get them the biggest payout possible, you should at least know how to do that as well as a person who has a half hour and Google in front of them, right? I certainly would like to think so… however, in these cases, it would appear as though the “Google Fu” of the person preparing their return was pretty damn weak.
I think in many of these cases, if you prove that the person who did your return is incompetent, the least you could do is not charge your client for the services you attempted/failed to provide and then offer to have a more senior individual take care of them for no additional charge. That’s called “keeping your customers happy” and is something that I would think any company that provides a service for only a few months a year would be interested in performing.
Ah well, though… can’t help the way some people are, I guess.
I will admit, though – I probably should have done my taxes already seeing as I just dropped the money for the plane ticket, the run pass, and confirmed the hotel room for TBRU.
So, yes boys and girls – I will be headed down to Dallas in a couple weeks and running around meeting as many folks as I can. I’ve heard horror stories about how challenging it is to get to meet/hang out with everyone that you would want to… but I’m going to stay optimistic.
That having been said, if you attend the run and I don’t meet you – I’m going to assume that you were avoiding me and I’ll take it as a personal insult.
Because I’m super mature.
Anyway, I’ve got to get to drinking… we have a Happy Hour tomorrow night after our Company meeting, and I have to be in proper “boozin and shmoozin” shape!
Until next week!