Tax season is synonymous for most accounting professionals with long hours and stressful days. For the willing, it’s time to change that reality! Here are’s five ways to see the light of day, and at the end of the tunnel, during Tax Season 2021.
Here are five ways for work balance during tax season
1.Technology will keep your brain sane
If you think data entry, manual address updates, or jumping in and out of databases is the bane of your tax season existence, then you’re probably right. That might sound daunting to some, but the good news is that should be a thing of the past. Not only has Tax Software gotten more affordable in recent years, but it’s also gotten a lot more efficient. Easily transfer K-1 data from Partnerships to the S Corp, to Trusts. Moving information from one return to another with one click is what awaits with one simple software implementation.
2. Flexibility isn’t just for gymnasts
Make working from home just as effective as from the office by leveraging the aforementioned technology upgrades to establish a streamlined auto-scanning and paperless system. And a reliable VPN system makes it just as secure! The only real difference is, what pair of sweatpants will you choose today?
3. Walk the walk…literally
Is it possible to feel just as good about the second half of your day as the first? Absolutely, you can do that by scheduling time to take a walk, even if it’s only for 15 or 20 minutes. This will help get your blood going and boosts your energy to enable you to finish the day strong. Staying still, absolutely will make your days harder and tax season feel longer.
4. Eat and Repeat, at least 3 times!
Rosalie Moscoe, Registered Nutritional Consultant Practitioner, stress relief, and nutrition expert recommends eating three meals a day and having a protein at each meal. She suggests “keeping snacks on hand, such as yogurt, fruit, raw walnuts, pecans or almonds, to give you an energy boost when you need it.” Making time to eat means your energy will not deplete!
5. Plan for time off after April 17th
Book a vacation at the beach, mountains or even just relax in your own home, depending on the national outlook in April. Many accountants find that having something to look forward to during the long days and nights of tax season can help keep stress down and give you something to look forward to. You will get a well-needed break to recharge and rest from the busy season.