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Subject:  Has Accounting lost its way? Date:  1/8/2002  9:57 PM
Author:  amrtaxcom Number:  56934 of 124516

Thanks to you all for responding, at least I now what to ask my accountant without sounding like a "Fool".

Before I respond to this statement, let me say that there are several well qualified and service oriented professionals that inhabit this board, pmarti, irasmilo, to name a few. They take their time to help fellow posters by answering their questions and providing a tax education along the way. Quality Professionals.

That being said, it appears that in general, today's tax professionals are resting on their laurels,(among other things)when it comes to providing service for their clients. They are no longer doing what their clients are truly paying them for, their advice and skill in navigating the tax code for the pupose of legally reducing one's tax burden.

The statement that opened this post came from a post on this very board. Statements like these are common place and are uttered over and over by the tax paying public each and every tax year. Why?