Did passing/studying for REG help you better understand Tax job and day to day tax technicals? Feeling like I don’t know much tax and have not studied for REG

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Reg didn’t, but a masters in taxation really helped me technically

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No. Even if some of the concepts are related to your work, the questions you study for are mostly going to be calculating things that your workpapers will calc automatically for you once you are actually working full time.

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REG didn't help me at all. Back when I took it, REG tested stuff I'd barely touched on in school, and had never seen at work. But I got a 76, and forgot all about REG.

Are you a first year Associate? Tax is one of those things that you learn best by doing. The learning curve is steep, but fast. You'll learn a lot from your first spring busy season. (Fall busy season often means picking up work that other people have worked on, so it can be less of a beginning-to-end way to learn.)

If you feel lost, see if there is a Tax Nutshell book that applies to your area. I also really like the Master Tax Guide. It's plain language enough to be easy to comprehend, but detailed enough to tell you what you need to know. If there's a print version laying around at work, grab it and flip through it.

Im an A2 in Financial Services (REIT, Asset Mngt, PE)

No, definitely not. Perhaps reinforced a few things, but didn't help me in my tax career.

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