The Hundred Days of Hell

Nothing But H-E-Double Toothpicks!

Nothing But H-E-Double Toothpicks!

Between now and April 15, the IRS deadline for tax submissions, we in the accounting profession are trying to survive what I call the Hundred Days of Hell. It will be more so this year because of the dilatory tactics of the baboons in Congress over the so-called fiscal cliff. They not only dragged that out, but the process led to a delay in the final design of hundreds of tax forms, with the result that the IRS cannot even process tax returns right now. Many will not be ready until March 1—and March 15 is a tax deadline for corporate tax returns.

At least we will not have as many days in tax season as last year. 2012 was a leap year, so we had February 29 to contend with. And then the tax deadline date was April 17, because April 15 fell on a Sunday, and April 16 is a holiday in the District of Columbia (“Emancipation Day”).

There will be days I will not be able to post any blogs because I am too busy at work and too tired once I step into my apartment. (Because I feel a furor scribendi virtually every day, I will try anyhow.)