Tax Accountants Fill the Breach of a Failing IRS

But is it good for business or just a headache?

By Rick Telberg
CPA Trendlines

The Internal Revenue Service appears to be making a big mistake in trying to digitize its outreach and education efforts and to outsource education to tax preparers and related organizations.

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In the absence of IRS assistance, tax preparers and CPA firms can expect an influx of taxpayers seeking help. This could be a boon for the industry, but it could also be a seasonal headache for tax pros who can’t bring themselves to charge for quick bits of advice.