Loss Prevention Tips for Tax Season

CAMICO has been developing solutions for CPA professional liability problems for more than 31 years, and tax season has always been a major part of that activity. The use of engagement letters for non-audit work, including tax engagements, was pioneered by CAMICO as an effective way to help document the CPA’s understanding with the client.

How CAMICO’s Claims Experience Works for You

The CAMICO Claims philosophy goes back to the company's founding principles: help CPAs proactively address the costly risk management problems they face, and encourage policyholders to report problems early, before they become big problems.

The conventional insurance company approach is to discourage policyholders from reporting problems by providing premium credits for "claims-free status," thereby encouraging policyholders to handle potential claims on their own – a dangerous practice with potentially disastrous financial and reputational consequences for a CPA firm.

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  • 13 Sep

    Proactively Managing Fee and Collection Issues

    An effective way to avoid having a collection problem in the first place is to communicate with the client regarding your billing and collection policies, and to include stop-work or disengagement provisions, or both, in your engagement letter. Such provisions can then be enforced if the c... read more

  • 03 Sep

    What’s the Right Policy Limit for Your Firm?

    If one had to choose the question most frequently asked by CAMICO policyholders, the likely winner would be, "What should our policy limit be?"

    This is not an easy question to answer, which may explain why it is asked so often. Regardless of your level of expertise in C... read more

  • 21 Aug

    Preparing for the Next Recession

    Economic conditions historically have a significant impact on CPA professional liability claims. When the economy is doing well, and businesses are relatively flush with money, people are less likely to notice funds missing. Fraud therefore tends to flourish and go undetected in good times... read more

  • 10 Jul

    Trustee Red Flags and Best Practices

    Many clients look to CPAs as the natural choice to fulfill the trustee role, manage the assets, and carry out client wishes. For CPAs good at managing and minimizing the unique risk attributes of a trustee role, trustee work can be satisfying and rewarding. On the other hand, if a CPA unde... read more