Tax Season 2013 Adds Up to an Exceptionally Difficult Year for Many Practitioners

About 23% of firms report a “significant” increase in extensions this year, overshadowing all other major benchmarks.

Small firms and enrolled agents suffer the most damage from Washington shenanigans and balky software. [PRO member exclusive]

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By Rick Telberg
CPA Trendlines Research
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With Tax Season 2013 finally (gratefully) at an end, the latest soundings from the field show conditions continuing to deteriorate into the final hours, according to the CPA Trendlines Busy Season Barometer.

In this report:

  • Practitioners’ top five problems during the season (chart)
  • Practitioners rate tax season from “better” than last year to “worse” (chart)
  • Reports and analysis from practitioners around the nation, including Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.

In earlier reports: