[IMGCAP(1)]Now that school is out (unless you live in a part of the country still making up for lost “snow days”), it’s easy to get caught up in the general euphoria and take a vacation from thoughts of tax preparation for the summer. But now is precisely the time preparers need to keep communication lines open with their clients, according to Chuck McCabe, president of Peoples Income Tax and The Income Tax School.

“As a tax business owner or preparer, you want to grow your client list,” he explained. “But gaining new clients without retaining current or past clients does not equal growth. In fact, it’s a bad sign when past clients don’t return year after year to have their taxes prepared by you or your firm.”

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