A friend of mine brought this article to my attention.
343,020 Reasons CPAs Should Talk Up Their Tax Expertise Now -
I couldn’t help myself… I had to post a comment…. So First thing this morning I did.
In that comment I stated how I was in awe at how this is written, in an effort to Project the CPA as the ultimate Tax pro…. I pointed out that in what state does the Board Of CPAs require CPAs to keep up with tax laws and procedures?
I pointed out that I found it odd that the title itself sounds like CPAs are becoming intimidated now, Because of this, and their numbers show why, I mean out of the estimated 717 thousand plus who have the PTIN only 29.7% are CPAs.
I mentioned in my comment that I am by no means saying that CPAs are qualified Tax preparers, but I pointed out explicitly that just because one is a CPA doesn’t make them Qualified.
In My comment, I also pointed out that it seemed to me in this article that CPAs were scared so much that they pressured the IRS/ to pass and I quote “restrictions on advertising that leverage the RTRP designation (thanks to AICPA advocacy)” Now why would they do that I wonder?
I voiced my opinion, as all of you know it to be…. And I pointed fact out of the article that at one point actually says “it is important for CPAs to start telling their stories better,” Really? Why not just tell the truth, Just because you are a CPA does not mean you know tax law.
Why am I venting all of this?
I posted my comment six hours ago, more now…. And it hasn’t been approved for anyone to read….
Note to self, from now on when I post a comment on a blog, keep a copy so I can share it with the world even if the author doesn’t want it to be heard….
We live in a country of free speech, – Dear AICPA if you disagree with what I said, lets debate it, the facts are not going away just because you failed to publish them……
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