1. What do you see as the main lesson of last tax season?

To adopt a truly paperless workflow you must have tools that allow you to replicate your old paper-based world. It is not enough to deploy an OCR application that reduces data entry time because you still need to interface with the electronic version of your source documents to complete the return. A PDF editor designed specifically for accountants that allows you to duplicate a paper-based environment is the key to a successful paperless workflow.

2. What trends do you see developing in tax preparation?

As demand increases for CPAs due to the new regulations that are sure to come from the current administration, accountants will be forced to reallocate their talent pool and find more efficient ways to process the compliance work that is the staple of the industry. We believe that this search for efficiency, coupled with the increase in demand, will lead more firms to consider tax productivity solutions like OCR technology and outsourcing.

3. What do you have planned for next tax season?

Our focus for the coming year is to enhance our complete line of products to assure our clients have the best tax season ever. For 1040SCAN™ we are adding UltraTax to our list of supported products and significantly improving the OCR engine so that it will be able to read a greater variety of source documents with the highest possible accuracy. We are also adding numerous enhancements to the PDF editor tool that comes with 1040SCAN™.

SurePrep's advanced OCR solutions and industry-leading onshore and offshore tax outsourcing services will allow you to reduce your cost, provide better client service and take your practice paperless.

Outsource provides significant time savings on complex tax returns. Because of our assigned teams, full-time year-round employees and extensive use of technology, Outsource has been the leading tax preparation service for 7 years running.

1040SCAN™ is the only OCR product on the market that recognizes thousands of documents, uses hundreds of business rules, eliminates over 50% of data entry and reduces review with an organized, bookmarked and referenced PDF.

For more information, visit www.SurePrep.com.

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