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I’m a tax staff 1 in my first busy season, and I often feel that I’m just going through the process to just pass the WP up to the senior, but don’t actually understand everything that I’m doing...

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Normal - tax staff 2 here but sometimes I still grab the number from where we grabbed it last year. Hoping one day it clicks lol

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Normal. 100% normal.

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Just don't ever ask the Senior "Where does Saly sit? I need to ask her a question about last year's workpapers and where she got a number from."

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When do we start actually understanding? As a staff 1, my staff 2 “seniors” engagements and i feel like he knew what he was talking about. When will it click if all we’re doing is finding PY and matching...?

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Is this normal? Or should I be approaching the work differently?

Sounds super normal

Congrats !!

Very normal. It will click eventually. T that process. It's sweet to know that you are concerned.

Norrmal!! The understanding (IMO) really kicks in at the tail end of your staff 2 year and when you get promoted to senior. There’s something new to learn at every level, though, so don’t fret! Read some tax news when you get some down time or start getting into the habit of pulling form instructions and Regs. That’ll help build your skills up slowly but surely 😀

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