Riles246 wrote:birdlaw117 wrote:If a corporation is operating on a calendar year basis their return is due in a week. While most large corporations operate on a fiscal year basis, Big 4 firms, as well as most firms, also prepare returns smaller and mid-size corporations that operate largely on a year end basis.
Oh, and you most people don't finish UG by 21, let alone start at a Big 4 firm (since they start in the fall).
Essentially, either you were a shitty associate that didn't observe what was going on around you, or you're making shit up.
So I guess you've read the tax code, but it's clear that you've never actually worked in the field. It's cool that you're trying, though. And that you feel confident enough to call people names even though your facts are wrong. Large corporations ALWAYS file extensions on their returns and as a result, their returns are due September 15. The numbers aren't even ready by March 15 since the financial statements aren't even due until March 15. So unless you work at a tiny accounting firm that deals with individuals or small companies, or you happen to be in a small group at the Big4 that deals with uber-wealthy people, you are not dealing with tax returns right now.
And are you seriously arguing about whether people start when they are 21 or 22?! Sorry, I never ran a poll of when the new associates birthdays were so that I could figure out if they were 21 or 22 by their september start date. Clearly a good reason to call someone a "shitty associate", thanks.
Yeah, I realized you probably meant after filing an extension. Sorry for that, but it's not like you don't have to put in work prior to that extension. And once you get the automatic extension you have 6 months to check out the data that was initially given to you to look at in 3 months, so it comes to you at a different density.
Not to mention, every Big 4 tax associate I know, and I know a lot of them, considers this their busy season. I don't know why anyone would consider their trough to be busy season. Yes, there is another one in August but it isn't as bad. Maybe that's something that differs from market to market, but I don't know why that would be the case.
ETA: considering that you should be able to remember when YOU started your job, a poll probably wouldn't be necessary.