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tax prep/planning for trade

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Location: Arkansas, USA
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Good morning permies!
I'm in the early stages of planning a retirement homestead and I'm looking into alternate means of income, whether in the form of money or bartered goods.  I'm currently a CPA, which is a skill that I had originally thought I would have to mostly "hang up" when I retired.  But then I got to thinking, what if I had 3 or 4 people located nearby who would use my knowledge to help them structure their income, capital purchases, etc. on an ongoing basis and then ultimately file their taxes each year, and in return...I don't would bring me a piglet and a few hens each spring, one would fix my tractor when it breaks down, etc.  In theory it seems to be a win-win.  But I'm wondering if there would even be any interest....are most homesteaders self-sufficient enough that they already have their taxes figured out?  Or do many homesteaders scramble to gather their financial info every April and run down to the temporary, strip-mall tax store to have someone file their taxes?

I guess my question is, are there any homesteaders who would value the idea of trading goods or services for ongoing tax prep and planning from someone they know and who understands their business/lifestyle?  Has anyone heard of something like this for tax prep/planning?  I'd love to hear from anyone with thoughts on the matter.  

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I run two of my own business and work full time. Been using a tax preparer for years and I would love for her to take that kind of deal. Think you would just have to find people doing small time stuff everyone I know use a preparer. So shouldn't be too hard to find some people willing.

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