Right now, many accounting firms are holding internal debates as to whether they should disclose to clients if they outsource income tax return preparation to India. In fact, the AICPA has appointed a task force to study the matter.
It was even the subject of last week's poll on WebCPA. The question was how many clients asked about whether the firm outsources tax prep. The overwhelming answer, at the time I was writing this column, was zero. That seems to indicate that outsourcing is not now an outspoken concern of clients or, of course, clients don't even suspect that their accounting firm could be outsourcing tax returns.
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