Yesterday, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham issued a stay at home order for all non-essential businesses. It appears that Tax Therapy is considered non-essential. Unfortunately, the landlord at my office does not consider my rent payments non-essential and many of my clients don’t consider their tax refunds non-essential either. Of course many of those same clients waited until well into early March to decide to get me their information and now I’m under a stay-at-home order. I’ve decided to do my best to comply with the spirit of the law. Cat has gone home. I am working an abbreviated schedule. Instead of working six or seven days a week I will be working three or four and staying completely at home the other three or four days. The extension of the federal filing and payment deadline to July 15th and most state deadlines to July 15th has allowed me to do this. I’m fine with that. Grateful even. I’ve always thought the 10-week tax season model was toxic and I have no problem flattening my work curve into a longer time period.

I’ve been sending many updates to clients but I am finding that there’s often a lot more I want to say. Still, I’m getting annoyed with all of the e-mails from the places with which I do business so I decided that instead of inundating my clients with more useless e-mail I would do some writing here on the blog and only e-mail the most important updates. I haven’t accomplished much today. I am, however, known for working well under pressure and in bursts so I’m planning on coming back tomorrow, isolating myself from electronic distraction (not possible today due to a virtual BNI meeting first thing this morning), and churning out some tax returns.

I’m doing my best. And if you’re my client I’m going to take good care of you. Rest assured of that.