Client’s Difficult Daughter Balks at Bill

Ed Mendlowitz CPA The Practice Doctor Q and ADo you talk to the dad?

By Ed Mendlowitz
The CPA Trendlines Practice Doctor

QUESTION: I have a very good client who pays us to prepare his daughter’s tax return. The daughter was going through a divorce and asked us to assist her and her attorney and she said she would pay us herself, and we shouldn’t ask her father to pay us and she also asked us not to tell her father what was going on. We did a lot of work and because of what we did she got a much better settlement than if we did not help her. Additionally a lot of what we did was rush on-demand work and some of it was quite difficult. Also, she was not the most pleasant to deal with on many occasions.