CPE Trends: Busy Season Ends but Not the Focus on Taxes


Practitioners gear up with business tax learning.

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By Rick Telberg
CPA Trendlines Research

Busy season is all about taxes, but according to a survey underway by CPA Trendlines, the Ohio Society of CPAs and consultant Michael Ramos, practitioners are by no means putting taxes away for the year.

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Apparently, it’s the constant evolution of tax laws and loopholes that keeps tax prep professionals busy all year. Diane Merk, at one of Clark Schaefer Hackett’s offices in Ohio and Kentucky, says, “I only do tax work and structure my CPE to that area,” and she adds that this year she’ll be needing to focus on “Ohio’s potential new changes in the taxable of pass-through entities.”