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Cynthia Menker
Contour Financial
(708) 460-3800
9031 W. 151st Street, Suite 107
Orland Park, IL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Middle Income Client Needs, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA

Stanley P. King
(708) 868-2545
1431 Huntington Drive
Calumet City, IL
 
Roy A. Vician
(219) 836-8381
533 Ridge Rd
Munster, IN
 
Bernadine E. Barrett
(219) 836-2801
8017 Monaldi Dr
Munster, IN
 
Lloyd R. Ahlf
(219) 923-1435
1542 Fran Lin Pkwy
Munster, IN
 
Karl Blovet
Karl W. Blovet & Assoc.
(312) 435-4000
53 W. Jackson Boulevard, Suite 1628
Chicago, IL
Expertises
Ongoing Investment Management, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning
Certifications
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CFP®, CPA, MBA, MST

Jean M. Fager
(219) 838-3255
8126 Van Buren
Munster, IN
 
M S. Barrett
7294 Meridian Terrace
Bloomington, IN
 
Todd R. Barrett
8204 Kimlough Dr
Indpls, IN
 
Daniel P. Barrett
7294 Meridian Terrace
Indpls, IN
 

Changing Role of Accountants

Changing Role of Accountants

With products like Turbo Tax improving, many wonder where this leaves accountants. Ironically, the changing role of accountants is helping people save on their taxes.

Changing Role of Accountants

Given the fact that paying taxes isn't the most popular of tasks, most people don't give much thought to the role of accountants. Going to your accountant is often viewed much like going to the dentist. It is not going to be fun, but it needs to be done. While a toothache isn't fun, an audit is one of the biggest fears of most taxpayers. I guarantee you that no contestant would survive if the Fear Factor television show made them undergo a tax audit!

Given this situation, it is hardly surprising that most people view the role of an accountant as the preparation of confusing tax returns. With the advent of tax preparation software programs, many wonder why they need an accountant. More than a few accountants have probably wondered as much also.

There is no disputing the tax preparation software revolution has led to a changing role of accountants. Ironically, the change is good for both taxpayers and accountants. No longer does an accountant count on spending time filing out tax returns. Heck, even accountants use software to do this now!

The role of accountants is now to do tax planning for their clients. The best accountant is one that drags you into his or her office once a year to look at your finances and plan a strategy to limit what you w...

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Have you had experience dealing with the IRS and their customer service reps?
Yes: 79%
How would you rate your experience?
Absolute disaster: 14%
Somewhat negative: 14%
Uneventful: 43%
Somewhat pleasant: 14%
Pleasant: 12%
What was the subject of your most recent communication with the IRS?
Making/scheduling payment: 21%
Disputing taxes owed: 26%
Investigating information: 9%
Dealing with lien/levy: 2%
Responding to a letter/demand: 17%
Other: 21%
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