busy season forecast: more chaos

busy season barometer:53% report a “worse” year, compared with 31% reporting “better.”

ironically, the chaos translates into expanded business.

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it was a pretty bad busy season for most of the nation’s tax preparers. covid-19 was on the wane, but congress was on the job, jiggering tax rules even as the season was underway.

and, now, with the prospects of a federal government shutdown and a multi-trillion-dollar spending bill, 2022 is shaping up to be deja vu all over again.

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to be sure, a good number of accountants are assuaged by more clients and more revenue. but the 卡塔尔世界杯常规比赛时间 business barometer finds preparers experiencing a long, tough slog.

on the frontlines(from left): hochberger, wright, speed, frazier, widmann.

in all, 53 percent say they had a busy season somewhat worse (27 percent) or much worse (26 percent) than last year.

for some, it seems like a good time to call it quits. “thank you for all the love and support,” says one firm’s auto-responder to incoming emails.

“as some of you may know, this past few tax seasons have been nothing short of chaotic, to say the least,” the three-office, north carolina tax shop tells callers. “but i have enjoyed being able to assist each and every one of my clients.”