QUESTION: I am sure you heard this before, but I just can’t seem to get on top of my work – I am always behind and in addition, my income has been dropping.
I am a sole practitioner with no staff and don’t want any. I like what I do, but lately it seems I have been chasing my tail and losing some ground. My practice is 40% 1040s which are mainly done from mid-January to April 15. I do not file many extensions. Another 40% are small businesses that I work on monthly. About half I go to and the other half send in their information or QuickBooks files. 10% is payroll preparation for clients.