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By Rick Telberg
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Despite it all. Despite a brand new tax law with last-minute final regs. Despite a government shutdown that crippled the IRS – and the threat of another one in a couple weeks. Despite confused, price-sensitive clients, and the usual software glitches.
More Busy Season: 16 Big Questions for Tax Season | SURVEY: Tax Accountants Alarmed by TCJA & Shutdown | Shutdown: What to Tell Tax Clients During “The Lapse” | Beware the Leeches and Consultants | Charitable Giving under TCJA | Why Padding Tax Deductions Is a Risky Proposition | Handling the Delay in 199A Regs | Survey: Clients Rush for TCJA Answers | Yes, Home Equity Loans May Still Be Deductible | Portability: Sharing the Estate Tax Exemption | 9 Secrets to Getting IRS Penalties Removed | The Cure for Commoditization |
Despite it all, tax accountants are going into Busy Season 2019 brimming with confidence – if doing at least as well as the last year can be considered confident, according to pre-season results from the 2019 Busy Season Barometer.
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About the Author
Rick Telberg is a veteran analyst, advisor, commentator, editor and publisher. He brings a unique background and perspective to research and advisory services for the professional services community.
Mr. Telberg may well be the accounting profession's most widely-known commentator through his long associations with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Accounting Today magazine, and today, CPA Trendlines.
As an expert in management, marketing, media and e-commerce, Mr. Telberg has served as Senior Editorial Director of Pro2Net Corp., now www.smartpros.com, and as Director of Online Content at CPA2Biz, www.cpa.com.
Previously, Mr. Telberg served as the early Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today, and as Vice President/Group Publisher at Thomson Financial (now SourceMedia), overseeing Practical Accountant, Accounting Technology, and what is now AccountingToday.com.
Mr. Telberg was presented with a special citation by the National Society of Accountants for service to the profession and has served on a variety of boards and steering committees, including BKR International and the IBM Small Business Advisory Council. He is a graduate of New York University.Click here for more by Rick Telberg