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Identifying the Worst
They come in many forms, lugging countless overflowing shoeboxes and bearing screwy tax ideas, but all bad clients are equally capable of ruining your day.

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.” .

Here’s 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



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