This guy does my taxes, haha! I'm fulfilling my New Year's Resolution of doing taxes early this year! Last year I was so busy during tax time with conventions and freelance work that I had to do them a bit later and pay a fee. But February is a great time to get your taxes done because it's a slow season for everything. And it's cheaper! For the past 3 years I've gone to Brass Taxes and they've been so helpful each time - I've really learned a lot and each year I become more organized when it comes to figuring out deductions and such! If you're a freelancer, I STRONGLY encourage you to seek help from a professional accountant to help you with your taxes. It's well worth the cost! Cheaper than H&R Block by a long run. Companies like H&R Block and TurboTax don't know how to give you the deductions you deserve, so seek out a person who specializes in taxes for freelancers.
Yes, it does still take time to sort out tax stuff yourself before you have your tax appointment, like finding all the documents you need, categorizing all the deductions, etc. But wouldn't you rather be doing it now when it's freezing and you have no plans than be stuck inside on a beautiful April weekend?