Art of Accounting: One week to go

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I never liked counting down months, weeks or days. To me, it makes the time seem to go by too quickly and decreases my appreciation of today.

Right now, most of my colleagues and I, including nearly everyone reading this column, are immersed in the final week of tax season. If you are reading this column, good for you. You are not letting your very busy tax season consume all your energy. You include some perspective in your life. You know your work will get done, but you also know you need to keep up with what is happening in our profession. Accounting Today web edition provides that quick respite and update.

Tax season is a great opportunity and when it winds down, it means you helped many clients with their tax compliance, some planning and perhaps an occasional wealth management pointer. You still have a week of this exciting part of your business life. Savor and enjoy every minute of it. Each day brings a new adventure for you with your clients. Appreciate every minute of it.

Edward Mendlowitz, CPA, is partner at WithumSmith+Brown, PC, CPAs. He is on the Accounting Today Top 100 Influential People List. He is the author of 24 books, including “How to Review Tax Returns,” co-written with Andrew D. Mendlowitz, and “Managing Your Tax Season, Third Edition.” Ed also writes a twice-a-week blog addressing issues that clients have at www.partners-network.com. Art of Accounting is a continuing series where Ed shares autobiographical experiences with tips that he hopes can be adopted by his colleagues. Ed welcomes practice management questions and can be reached at (732) 964-9329 or emendlowitz@withum.com.

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