Identifying the Worst
In the end, though, what can you do? As CPA Al Giovetti noted, We love problem clients because in most cases we bill them more to solve the problems. We learned years ago that if you have a worst-type client, you simply double the bill until you like working with them. .
Heres a look at some of the most popular (or unpopular, as the case may be) types, courtesy of members of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the National Society of Accountants and the National Association of Tax Professionals
The Price Shopper
Added Enrolled Agent Jeffrey Schneider, If someone says to me, I can have that done for $X, I tell them, Thanks but no thanks and escort them out.
And of all people to beseech for a price break by pleading lack of money, why would anyone pick their tax preparer? They forget that I see their investment statements, said EA Twila Midwood.