Why Padding Tax Deductions Is a Risky Proposition

Some client education may be in order.

By Barry J. Friedman, CPA
IndustryNewsletters

"In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes" is a quote often attributed to Benjamin Franklin. With that in mind, it's best to be prepared, at least financially, for taxes and tax season each year.

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The Risks

When it comes to deductions, things can get a little sticky. Some clients may wonder what the harm is in taking a little extra here or a little extra there.

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Barry J. Friedman, CPA



About the Author

Barry J. Friedman, CPA, is CEO of IndustryNewsletters.

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Friedman brings more than 35 years of experience building and managing CPA firms, as well as digital marketing firms. Barry sold his regional accounting firm, Friedman & Fuller, to American Express and then created BizActions, LLC which became the first and most widely adopted email marketing service for CPA and payroll firms, which he sold to Thomson Reuters in 2012. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of GovCon where he developed an online electronic commerce community that brought together thousands of IT contractors and hundreds of government entities. He earned an MBA in Business Administration from Loyola College and taught Financial Management in that program for three years.

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