Virginia is a weekly Club 75 Blogger as she documents her journey through the CPA Exam. She has been a member of Another71.com's Club 75 since December 2010.
One of my biggest pet peeves about being an accountant is being asked to do other peoples taxes. I use the word accountant in quotes because I do not even call myself an accountant.
When someone asks what I do, I say auditor. I work as an experienced staff auditor in the Nonprofit and Government (NPG) Division of my company. Busy season right now for us means that we have a lot of December 31st year end clients, and therefore we are very busy with audits and filing Form 990s.
As it is busy season for NPG, I am logging extra hours, and I find it annoying to do my own taxes. Though, for any IRS readers out there, I did file my return for 2010 already. ?
The only 1040 I have ever completed is my own. Yet somehow, its this big joke to everyone else that I dont do taxes and wont help them. Im sorry, lets just review. I spent countless hours (and dollars) on my Bachelors and Masters degrees in accounting, let alone all the time and dollars spent on my CPA exam, for what? To do their taxes for free?
No thank you.
Just one year Id like to be able to not have to fend off the oh youre an accountant, will you help me with my taxes? question.
Its not like I ask for free hand outs from all my friends in the professional world, why is it ok to bug us accountants?