[IMGCAP(1)]This tax season has been one of the most hectic I can remember. Of course, considering the late start, it’s not a big surprise. And now that we have reached Extension Week, I thought it would be fun to share my Top 10 list of reasons for filing an extension this year. Some you may recognize; others may be new to you. Overall, it’s a great list!

#10. I’m just too busy. I’ll pick it back up on April 16th.

#9. The e-file keeps getting rejected because the client didn’t offer their child’s right SSN the first 3 times.

#8. The client calls on April 15th and asks, “What’s a portal?”

#7. I just received 25 revised 1099s for $11 each.

#6. I thought the Feds extended the tax deadline due to the last minute changes of the 2012 American Taxpayer Relief Act.

#5. I didn’t want to overwhelm the IRS with multiple clicks to the “Where’s my Refund” button.

#4. I needed to go to the hardware store to get bug spray for my software.

#3. Your client calls to ask, “I forgot to tell you about a half-million dollar transaction.  Is that a big deal?”

#2. The client responds to your inquiry for needed source docs by saying, “But I thought you had all my information in the cloud?”

#1. ?

I’ve left the #1 spot open for your reason, as I’m sure it’s the best!

Jody L. Padar, CPA, MST, is a Certified Public Accountant experienced with Complex Federal & State Income Tax Compliance for Business & Individuals. Jody is an adjunct professor at Oakton Community College, where she teaches Taxation and QuickBooks Courses. She is part of Intuit Trainer Writer Network and speaks nationally on various Technologies and Taxation. She can be reached at www.newvisioncpagroup.com.