Documentation, Engagement Letters Key to Tax Risk Management

CPA liability exposures during tax season are always a concern, regardless of economic or professional conditions. CAMICO’s claims experience shows that many high-exposure tax claims have certain characteristics in common, primarily as follows:

  • The services for which the client had engaged the CPA were unclear.
  • The CPA had not clarified his or her role or the client’s expectations, usually because an understanding between the CPA and the client had not been reached or adequately documented.

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  • 20 May

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  • 18 May

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