Update July 17, 2015
What are the ethical standards and responsibilities that a CPA or tax accountant has to a client?
What are the CPA / Tax Accountant ethical standards?
I’m paraphrasing, but basically we have a responsibility to…
- protect our clients
- produce financial statements and tax returns to the best of our ability after performing a proper due diligence
- to represent our clients with zeal, in the event of audit or other administrative settings, before the Internal Revenue Service, The Illinois Department of Revenue, or other governmental agencies
- maintain our independence in order to accomplish these things
- maintain the highest ethical standards
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Chris Amundson is the President of Accounting Solutions Ltd., a full service public accounting firm of Certified Public Accountants and Enrolled Agents handling the bookkeeping, accounting, tax preparation, and audit representation needs of Businesses, Estates, Trusts, and Upper Income Individuals.