CPAmerica International Touts Initial Success with Crowe Horwath National Tax Office Opportunity

The Crowe Horwath LLP National Tax Office (NTO) recently accepted its 33rd CPAmerica International member firm. The nearly 10-month old program, which gives members access to NTO resources and specialists, has already exceeded CPAmerica’s participation expectations.

CPAmerica member firms that participate are treated similarly to Chicago-based Crowe Horwath LLP’s (FY14 net revenue of $670.2 million) own regional offices. Three of the four new firms who joined CPAmerica in the past few months have chosen to participate in the program.

Some benefits that are offered by NTO include having a senior member of NTO assigned to each member firm, professional time for technical consultations at a discounted rate and expert advice on tax services including mergers and acquisitions, accounting methods and periods, high level partnership issues, and accounting for income taxes.

“It was the best money we have spent,” says Carl Harper, partner at Pulakos CPAs, PC. “We have had prompt responses to our questions and received a PowerPoint that we presented to clients, comprehensive 3115 templates and updated templates for the new revenue procedures.”

“This program has great potential for our firms by providing access to expertise not otherwise available,” says Alan Deichler, president of CPAmerica. “The NTO offering provides CPAmerica members a unique combination of access to Top 10 expertise and sharing with like-minded firms throughout the country. I know of no other accounting association in such a position for its members.”