I don't think it was happenstance that I came in contact with the outsourcing of the preparation of 1040s to India twice recently.

The first instance is the Braintree, Mass. accounting firm of Kirkland Albrecht and Fredrickson, a winner of the Practical Accountant's Practice Innovation Awards, that was profiled in the September issue of Practical Accountant. The firm won the award for its outsourcing 1040 program during the past tax season. It successfully outsourced the preparation of approximately 200 returns to India at an average cost of $75 dollar per.

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