|It’s almost that time again!|
The Journal of Accountancy and The Tax Adviser just released the results of their annual tax survey.
“In this year’s survey by the JofA and The Tax Adviser, more than 6,000 CPAs assessed the software they used to prepare 2011 tax returns, revealing what they liked and disliked about their software. Overall, respondents were pleased with their software: On average, the products rated 4.3 out of 5. Ease of use, comprehensiveness, and accuracy were the most-liked features.
I’ve always used TaxAct preparing returns for others and many years ago b.c. (before CPA) I used Turbo Tax for my personal return. I’ve been very happy with how easy TaxAct is to use, but I’m the type of person that is a huge proponent of striving for perfection – tinkering with every little thing reading every piece of information you can find on current trends and possible “next big things” and applying what’s relevant for your unique situation. I guess that makes somewhat of a spokesperson for “continuous process improvement.” It may come off as OCD or worse, some whimsical concept someone made up to sell books, but as market conditions change, so must the way people operate their businesses. There is no room to be complacent (I can hear one of my old managers saying this in my head as I write this).
So take a look at this survey and see what else the world of tax software has to offer you. I’m not saying you have to change, but there is no harm done by seeing what’s available.