Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

Preparing tax returns for a married couple getting a divorce, or for business owners or partners in dispute, are highly charged situations that can present potential conflicts of interest. What’s the best way to navigate such situations?


Friendly divorcing couples might start out in a cooperative spirit, but sometimes that will deteriorate as negotiations proceed and each act on the advice of counsel. Couples don't always remain friendly or amicable. It isn't their fault — it's someone else's. Who do they blame when things don't work out the way they should? Their CPAs.

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  • 13 Jun

    Report potential claims and claims as early as possible

    CPAs are often so busy that they don't recognize or acknowledge a potential claim as it is developing. This can be particularly devastating when the damages claimed are significant and are not covered because of late reporting. It's important to pay attention to potential issues and to rep... read more

  • 15 May

    Now is a Good Time to Re-Evaluate Clients

    Many CPAs are still catching their breath after what may arguably be one of the more difficult tax seasons. It goes without saying that the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) which passed into law on December 22, 2017, (Pub. L. 115–97) was a "game changer" for the profession. Tax professionals... read more