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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  • 15 Jun

    How to respond to subpoenas

    CPAs in receipt of a subpoena should consider the information in the client files, the recent communications with the client or any parties involved, and then contact their professional liability risk adviser or attorney before responding to the subpoena. CAMICO provides this consultation ... read more

  • 06 May

    Six Risk Management Mistakes CPA Firms Make

    Managing CPA liability risk exposures is a complex process, and it's easy to underestimate the potential for risk along the way. The following six mistakes can be avoided by being aware and taking the right steps.

    1. Not discussing questions about the insurance application... read more

  • 23 Apr

    Top 5 Ways a CPA Can Invite a Malpractice Lawsuit

    After more than 31 years of malpractice claims experience, CAMICO has developed a wealth of information about what causes disputes between CPAs and their clients, what leads to litigation, and how to avoid or minimize the damages from such conflicts. There are basic risk management steps t... read more

  • 15 Mar

    Tax Tip – Documenting Advice and Decisions

    All significant client meetings should be documented with a written description of the subjects discussed at the meeting. This will help ensure that both you and the client are proceeding with the same expectations and assumptions.

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