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Roger Werner
Werner, O'Meara & Company,PLLC
(425) 774-8888
P.O. Box 6100
Lynnwood, WA
Newlyweds & Novice Investors, Planning Issues for Business Owners, Retirement Planning & Distribution Rules, Tax Planning, College/Education Planning
NAPFA Registered Financial Advisor, CPA/PFS, MBA

Trudy Newkirk, CPA, FCPA
(877) 242-4309
8732 23rd St NE
Lake Stevens, WA
Steven M. Carlson
(360) 653-5521
1612 4th St
Marysville, WA
Eric L. Anderson
(425) 252-2800
3226 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA
Deborah M. Emge
(425) 258-3432
3705 Colby
Everett, WA
Barbara Dee Brown
12504 2Nd Street Se
Lake Stevens, WA
Paul W. Brandstetter
(360) 653-5234
11610 56th Street Ne
Lake Stevens, WA
James Edward Abbott
(425) 259-1040
2720 Rucker Ave
Everett, WA
Jacqueline L. Davidson
1716 Terrace Avenue
Snohomish, WA
Richard A. Carlson
18706 85Th Avenue Se
Snohomish, WA

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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