Tax Bowl

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For those doing tax advisory, compliance, transfer pricing, or other tax work!

Has anyone gone from Big 4 to a small no name accounting firm? Are you happy you made the move? Are the decreased hours worth the drop off in resources, client prestige, and technology?

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Anyone deal with payroll at all? Or somehow involved with helping clients with ppp loan applications? If not, be thankful. But I just learned that “agents” are not allowed (by law) to charge a fee to the clients for services related to ppp applications. The banks were supposed to be splitting fees with agents. Anyone else dealing with?

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Anyone have insight on what changed in the tax industry that guarantees lay-offs are coming? Just curious bc the entire 2020 tax year will be busy season for me. Is it just me that feels like tax cpas are underpaid to begin with?! Always understaffed and overworked? Who would agree to a 20% pay cut in a senior or staff position?! Id take the opportunity to make career changes but unfortunately work for myself.

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About to be promoted to a tax manager soon. Do you think there will be a raise? Is my expectation too high during pandemic? Anyone who got promoted recently with a raise?

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So I’m going to be switch to SALT from Fed. What can I do to make the transition easier??? Really kind of worried about it

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Partner suggested I do a secondment with another practice after being unstaffed for 2.5 months. Also, had really low utilization in my 1st year. Am I unwanted in my practice?

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Some days I just hate this industry. Loathe.

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You can seriously tell people that have something emotional or mental going on if they are struggling to get you their tax documents. I file like 100 returns a year and this is spot on each year.

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With the ability to work from home now and thus the ability to travel & live in various states do we need to inform our employers where & how long we are working in various states as would think they need to pay into the states involved? Was thinking of giving up my lease in NJ and living in Airbnb’s for 30 days at a time...

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Thoughts?

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Fellow Tax Folk, anyone here have experience with H/W 50/50 partnerships? Husband passed, interest transferred over to wife, did not go through estate. Partnership is continuing on as SMLLC. Rev 99-6

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Quick clarification on 15 year vs 39 year improvements anybody? TIA

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What are the hallmarks of a poorly run tax practice, in your experience?

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I can’t get this return to balance. Everything ties besides the partner contributions/allocations. I’ve been spinning my wheels for some time. Should i submit to my reviewer?

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Is it worth it to stay in public accounting until making manager before going to industry? Versus leaving as a senior associate? Personal experiences would be helpful.

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Do any of the big 4 or other accounting firms have an international tax group in Austin, Texas? How big is the group, what is the type of work does the group generally perform, and what is the general senior manager or director level salary?

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Does anyone have any insight on what the culture is like at BDO Tax in NYC?

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How is everyone feeling about their jobs post 7/15?

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Has anyone had experience or know someone that was an FBI special agent for accounting/finance? I am really drawn to this but I am concerned about the 50 hour minimum weeks, including odd hours and having to be on call 24/7.

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