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Ducks in rows
When the clouds thicken at sea, sailors batten down the hatches. As the holiday shopping season approaches in mid-November, retailers stock shelves and line up extra store help. So what do tax preparers do in early January?

“Much like a farmer, I sharpen my tools for the coming season,” said Kerry Freeman, an Enrolled Agent at Freeman Income Tax Service.

In that spirit, here are some of your peers’ other to-do items from members of the National Society of Accountants and the National Association of Enrolled Agents.

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