BUSY SEASON: The Busiest Ever?

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Busy Season Barometer: 63 percent expect an increase in clients this year, and 78 expect higher revenues.

By Rick Telberg
CPA Trendlines Research

One thing’s certain about the 2019 tax season: Nothing’s certain.

The early results from the 16th annual CPA Trendlines Busy Season Barometer show tax practitioners hopeful but nervous.

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For many, the season seems to be shaping up for more clients and increased revenues. At the same time, however, practitioners are showing unprecedented concerns that instead of success, they could end up with a mess.

And mess or success, they’re in for a lot of work.

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Rick Telberg

Rick Telberg

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.

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