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RSS By: Paul Neiffer, Top Producer

Paul is now part of the fourth generation in America that is involved in farming and hopes the next generation will be involved also. Through his blog he provides analysis and insight to farmer tax questions.

The End of Tax Season!

Apr 17, 2012

By my unofficial count, this is my 30th tax season. I worked for a small CPA firm in downtown Seattle during my first tax season (while attending college at the University of Washington and being newly married) and the owner gave me a set of partnership returns to work on. I was so proud of finishing up the returns in a timely manner and presenting them to the owner.

My pride lasted about five seconds as the owner looked at me and asked where my work papers were. I had prepared the tax return without making a copy of any work papers to back up the numbers. Needless to say, my tax returns after that had work papers (although many of my friends still say I keep too much in my head and not enough on paper).

Today is the official end of the 2012 tax season and due to our office changing software, I must say it has been a little more difficult than normal and all of the returns took a little longer than usual, but our employees did a great job and our clients, as usual, gave us some grace.

I just want to take this time to say thanks to all of our readers for their questions during the season. Our readership continues to grow each month, and I look forward to my 31st tax season next year.

I will be traveling to the Midwest next week: Missouri on Monday, Iowa on Tuesday and Wednesday, Illinois on Thursday, and Wisconsin on Friday. Even though it is technically work, it will allow me to wind down doing what I like to do best, and that is visit farmers.

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