The Winter chills are bearable but what’s not is the hair-raising number of tax-returns. There’s a certain sense of brutality that emerges from having to work harder and under more pressure when the rest of the world is revelling in the warmth of Christmas, while the tax returns still linger, ghost-like, at the top of your desk.
With missing colleagues and last-minute clients popping out of the shadows – accounting is rich with dark tales of ominous occurrences during the Tax Season. This Halloween, we’ve picked the ones that have earned a cult status over years.
The Late Nights at Office
There’s something eerie about being left alone at the office all by yourself. The slow rustling of paper, the screeching of the wheeled chairs and the occasional flickering of the lights – everything just adds up to stress of the piling stack of tax returns at the corner of your desk.
You’re not alone. The towering paperwork with the looming in of deadlines is spooking accountants all over – leaving you no choice but to take care of work outside of your office-hours. This can result in not only stress but also isolation, anxiety, high-blood pressure and an array of silent killers coming your way.
How to ward off the late-nighters:
The Disappearance of Colleagues
If the sound of carols and jingles sends shivers down your spine – you know your team has a staffing shortage problem. As Christmas quickly approaches, your colleagues slowly start taking off for Christmas vacation, leaving you alone on a scanty office floor to deal with the last-minute tax-season workload. But there may be a way to battle the Christmas blues.
How to Expel the Christmas blues:
“Where Did You Come From?”
You may have outdone yourself by tackling all the workload in time for a stress-free Christmas break but right before you shut your computer down, that one horrid email pops up – “Is there room for one more?” Last-minute clients have been ruining Christmas breaks for ages. That’s because people tend to be creatures of habit and previously tardy clients are likely to remain that way without a little intervention.
Here's the intervention plan for tardy clients:
The Vengeful Wipe-Out
The fourth quarter of the year is an ominous time. Even with proper planning and team members to back you up during the tax season, things could go awry when you take certain matters into consideration:
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