Reflecting on Tax Day

Your Guide to State, Local, Federal, Estate + International Taxation

Tax day, or as some of us like to put it “D-day” (D is for deadline of course), has come and gone for this year. As I reflect on tax season 2015 and contemplate the last few months, I can’t help but think how grateful I am for the opportunity to do what I do for a living. That might sound strange the day after busy season, but it is absolutely true. A friend of mine sent me a text wishing me the best and saying tax day is my Super Bowl, and he is right. It is difficult to convey the hard work and dedication our team at Henry & Horne has put in this season (70, 80, even 90 hour weeks, sleep deprivation, family time sacrifices, etc.), and that includes everyone, not just the tax professionals. I am so impressed with our administrative team, our interns, all our professionals, and my fellow partners for caring so much about our goal of making sure each and every client is specially cared for and feels it. Sure we aren’t perfect, and mistakes are made along the way, but we own them and learn from them just as any other great team does.

It never stops amazing me how people can be in the heat of looming deadlines, waiting for that last bit of information to arrive, etc., etc. and still be smiling and laughing and treating clients like they are the only client we have. I truly do hope our clients feel that way and know how much we care about them.

Many people think of the CPA profession as boring. Well, I can tell you that if you could see the inner workings of our firm in the months leading up to April 15, you would know it is anything but boring. Yes our work is complex, strenuous, detailed, and full of long hours, but it is also extremely rewarding and positive knowing that we as a firm worked as a great team toward a common goal and won our Super Bowl.

By Chuck Goodmiller, CPA