Well I work for accountants. In the US the filing deadline for most types of tax returns is April 15. At my office we have a vacation blackout from February 1 through April 15. And we work a LOT of hours in that time.
Luckily we'll extend enough returns to go through it all again in September and October. :)
I see, thanks! I hope your workload will be less brutal, soon! :)
Here in Italy taxes are so many and different that concentrating the deadlines over a limited time period would be suicide, so we are basically left in the dark and have to pay whenever we receive the bills (something that actually translates in "several times each month"). Also, the government has not very clear ideas on how to manage them: there are often unfications of already existing taxes under a different name, separations of the most significan ones and sneaky introductions of new ones. I certainly don't envy accountants.
Funny thing is that we have the highest esteemed tax evasion in Europe, so in the end the biggest sharks are always unaffected. Yay, another record! -.-'