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Karen Lee

Do you like the great outdoors...Practice for sale

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Successful and well-established, 17 year bookkeeping and tax preparation practice located in the downtown area of a rural, Western Washington community is available for sale. There is an abundance of recreational amenities for the outdoor enthusiast, such as fishing, hiking, hunting and a myriad of snow sports to name a few.

Owner is ready for 2013 season and RTRP also willing to work 2013 season for smooth transition.

1040, 1065, 1120, 1120S, 1041, payroll and some write-up.

PM if you are interested.

Karen Lee

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I don't think it's in violation of anything, Karen. Probably not a lot of people here who want to move there, but hey, you never know. Certainly does not hurt anyone.

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June 16th Sold, today Unsold. I am assuming the buyer backed out??

Do you get calls and letters from HR Block and Liberty Tax? The Liberty guy actually showed up at my office, because he was in the area??

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Yes, the buyer backed out. I am the only independent in a 75 mile radius. H&R Block is here but they are so expensive. 3 tax preparers hung it up with RTRP and closed before this last tax season. I went ahead and did the RTRP thing last year and now am back in the game.

I do get the letters from HR Block and calls from Liberty Tax but just ignore them. Talked with a fellow that sold his business to H&R Block and the contract was that he stayed for 2 years working on commission with a base of $50,000.

Was wanting to relocate but looks like that isn't going to happen. Signed up for CPE's.

Still doing 2012 taxes but managed to get a trip to Cabo in this year.

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Yes, the buyer backed out. I am the only independent in a 75 mile radius. H&R Block is here but they are so expensive. 3 tax preparers hung it up with RTRP and closed before this last tax season. I went ahead and did the RTRP thing last year and now am back in the game.

I do get the letters from HR Block and calls from Liberty Tax but just ignore them. Talked with a fellow that sold his business to H&R Block and the contract was that he stayed for 2 years working on commission with a base of $50,000.

Was wanting to relocate but looks like that isn't going to happen. Signed up for CPE's.

Still doing 2012 taxes but managed to get a trip to Cabo in this year.

Karen, if you are the only independent shop in 75 mile radius, business should be knocking at your doors practically and you would have to turn them away, no??

Is it that you just had enough of ths business and want to retire or do something else?

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@Margaret-not a diver but saw a documentary about squid in that area that would keep me from diving.

I have no lack of business....been working year round since opening. This year was the first year I closed for 2 full weeks since opening.

This is a very small town, I've been here for 20 years and in the middle of a divorce, I'm 60 and ready to move on. Been a very traumatic and emotional 2 years and change needs to happen before I book into a psych ward somewhere.

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Have you considered engaging a business broker to sell your business? I don't like the idea myself but if you are having difficulty selling your business, and you are in a hurry to move on, that may be worth looking into.

Good luck and all the best.

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I have considered a business broker however there is a wildcard, I can't move my mother. I take care of her and she is so far into her dementia that moving would not be beneficial. So I get to hang in here until she passes, sounds so morbid. That's life.

Karen

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I am sorry to hear that. Are you a one person shop? If business is good can you hire some help and possibly trim your time consuming, low revenue clients so that at least you are making a decent living without killing yourself, until such time you are ready to sell and move, given your family situation.

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Yes, one person shop. I have had "assistants" before but it just doesn't work out. I have already fired some PITA clients and had a very long talk with myself and I'm committed to staying for as long as I need to. CPE's to be completed this weekend.

Hate it when I don't get my way.

Karen

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Yes, one person shop. I have had "assistants" before but it just doesn't work out. I have already fired some PITA clients and had a very long talk with myself and I'm committed to staying for as long as I need to. CPE's to be completed this weekend.

Hate it when I don't get my way.

Karen

It's especially hard when you lose an argument with yourself, isn't it?

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OK...last tax season coming up.  Will scrape name off window.  62 in June.  I'm just done.  Just got back for NATP Tax Forum in Vegas....ACA is scary and so is Cir 230 and consents and criminality of 7216. 

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I'm about done, too.  Now you can return to Cabo.  Who knows?  Perhaps we'll meet up as I still want to dive there...maybe after the coming season.  Congrats on a big decision.

Where in Ohio are you located? Message me!!

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You may want to hold off on that Cabo trip.  They really got slammed by Hurricane Odile.  Some of the pictures I saw reminded me of the Gulf Coast after Katrina.  I hope Cabo is able to recover more quickly.

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