Yesterday (30 Sep 09) was a day where we were more behind by the end of the day than we were at the start of the day. We have had a lot of those days lately. My inbox count increased by over 100 yesterday. David Allen would be appalled. 🙂
I don’t like that feeling, because it means commitments aren’t being honored. It’s a time debt — this is a concept that GenuineChris and I talk about on the phone or on IM or Twitter. At this moment:
All of us in the office are operating under this load. And you know what? It’s actually fun. I used up more minutes last month on my mobile than I ever have in my entire life. And I love it.
Commitments and Cut-off
But it comes back to commitments to others. I was taught a long time ago that you honor — to the best of your ability — the commitments you make.
This is why the cutoff date for us is October 2, 2009. No new FBAR business after that date. You’re on the boat with us or you’re not.
For our existing clients
We appreciate and honor the people who have hired us to help them. Thanks. We’ll be with you all the way to the end of the voluntary disclosure program. Call us when you’re confused, apprehensive, annoyed, whatever. That’s why we’re here.
Prediction: for those of you in the amnesty program, it is going to be the tax equivalent of Elizabeth Kubler-Ross’s stages of grief. You’ll go from sheer terror (“They’re going to throw me in jail!”) to irritation (“Jeez, the paper they want! The IRS must really hate trees!”) to acceptance (“Well, whatever. Let’s just get this done and move on.”)
Program my mobile number (+1-626-437-2500) into your phone. Call or SMS me anytime. Follow me on Twitter at @philiphodgen and bombard me mercilessly there (warning – sometimes I use a potty-mouth word on Twitter). Find me on Facebook and add me as a friend. I’m out there. In more ways than one. 🙂