In his recent article, "What are you doing about the profession's issues?" (Accounting Today, June 20-July 10, 2005, page 8), August Aquila does a wonderful job of outlining current internal and external issues for accounting firms to consider.

However, I see outsourcing quite differently from Mr. Aquila. His article indicates that outsourcing could be a "tremendous danger," because firms would lose a core competency. I view outsourcing as a tool to be considered by firms to combat the commoditization of tax services and to bring quality services at a competitive price in the marketplace.

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