What was something other new joiners did/found easy that you didn't when getting into tax? How did you fix it?

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I think there are hundreds of answers to this as different people find different things easy. I really enjoy reading and researching tax code and cases, but I’m terrible with designing excel templates or macros, etc.

What do you find easy or difficult?


It took me like 3 years and (3 year end provision busy seasons) to understand deferred taxes lol

I wish I had an easy solution that could have saved me time getting it. I think I just slowly brute-forced learned common/repeated deferred tax line items and then used those as an anchor to explain others.

I am embarrassed to admit I still don't fully get discrete items and always fear people asking me about those on a quarterly provision, but now I don't care because I switched to advisory lol 😂


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