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Acceptable Non-audit Services
Payroll sales, property, state income, federal income and other tax-compliance services, even though the audit firm reviews the client’s work that becomes part of the financial records through the recording of a liability.
Traditional tax planning services, such as where the CPA prepares an analysts of a transaction (lease vs. buy) and the client uses the CPA’s work product to develop the appropriate financial accounting entries.
Analysis of clients records (with recommendations for redesign) to determine strategies for minimizing state and local income sales, property and payroll taxes.
Source: Sheryl Stratton, “Accounting Board Won’t Define Tax Services, But Will Inspect Them,” Tax Notes, October 20, 2003, p. 330; C. Bryan – Low, “Accounting Board to Look at Abuses in Tax Shelters,” Wall Street Journal., October 22, 2003, p. A-2.