Five reasons why CPAs believe they will never be sued

CPAs generally take every precaution feasible to ensure error-free work, but that may not be enough to ensure a firm's security. In our litigious society, it's wise to be prepared for that unexpected bump in the road. To help put this in perspective, here are five common reasons why CPAs don't think they will be sued:

  1. I only do tax work and have a low-risk practice.

General Data Protection Regulation

General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is a European mandate that went into effect on May 25, 2018. The regulation is designed to establish uniform data privacy law across the European Union, and applies to any EU established business, including U.S. companies and firms with offices in the EU.

It is critical to recognize that GDPR does have implications to U.S. CPA firms, even if the firm does not have an EU office. Reference the following scenarios:
  • The firm offers services to clients ("natural persons" or "individuals") in the EU.

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