Who do get your favorite Accountant, Bookkeeper or CPA? Here is a suggested gift guide.
One: A Massage Session — Make sure it doesn’t expire before tax season ends. We all need a break and a massage in an excellent stress buster.
Two: A small office heater. Long hours are better if your feet are toasty warm. Drafty offices are pretty common.
Three: A Fruit of the Month Box. We work long hours and sometimes eat a bit more out of the deli case/ vending machines more that we should. Make our lives a bit more healthy with regular deliveries of fruit or produce.
Four: Don’t ask them about your taxes at a holiday party. Believe me on this one. Make an appointment to meet them later. CPA’s get a bad rap about talking about taxes during holiday parties. I can’t count the times I’ve been asked about complex tax situations by slightly tipsy party goers. Even if we do give accurate advise three wine glasses in; under certain conditions we can still be held legally liable for that unpaid advice. How would you liked to be sued after trying to be helpful/friendly to a fellow party goer?
Five: Send a holiday card. They are lovely and most of us love hanging them up in the office. Cheery pictures and sentiments go along way to motivate people.