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Tax season is officially open

Gosh, it seemed like tax season would never get rolling, but here we are, with the IRS ready to accept all tax returns, only a month and a half late. If normally we are given three and a half months to prepare our returns, and the IRS has delayed us for a month and a half, wouldn't it seem reasonable to move the filing date accordingly and make 2010 individual tax returns due at the end of May instead of the traditional (now altered to 4/18) tax day?

That of course is wishful thinking, and maybe not even that. I'm not sure I want tax season lingering around when I'm trying to watch the Indianapolis 500. Tax preparers are probably enjoying a grand, albeit short-lived, feeling of mid-tax-season clearing the decks as everyone gets to file the boatloads of tax returns already prepared, just waiting for the e-file switch to be flipped.

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Caleb Newquist is the Editor-in-Chief of Sift Media US, overseeing content for both AccountingWEB and Going Concern.

Prior to this role, Caleb served as the editor of Going Concern since its founding in 2009. During his time as editor, Going Concern quickly became one of the most popular and talked about websites in the accounting profession. He has been named one of Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Influential People every year since 2011 and has been published on numerous websites, including Above the Law, Deadspin, Denver Business Journal, and the Huffington Post.

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Prior to falling bass ackwards into the media business, Caleb spent over five years working in public accounting, with more than three of those years at KPMG. Caleb received a Master of Science in Accounting from Colorado State University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Kearney.

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