How to Piss Off Your Accountant: Chris Picciuro


June 22nd, 2023

34 mins 18 secs

Season 5

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About this Episode

Trust yourself and your gut. Want to see your future? Look around you!

Tune in for this captivating conversation with Chris Picciuro, a seasoned expert in the accounting field. Prepare for an enlightening discussion that will not only entertain you but also shed light on some common misconceptions about accountants and their role in your financial journey.

Here are the top talking points from this episode:

Niche Specialization: Chris shares his experience of finding success by specializing in serving real estate investors. Learn how focusing on a specific industry transformed his practice and brought him a diverse clientele.

The Disconnect: One of the biggest frustrations for accountants is clients not understanding the distinction between tax planning/strategy and tax preparation. Discover why it's essential to recognize the separate value propositions and avoid feeling personally responsible for clients' lack of planning.

1031 Exchange: Dive into the intricacies of a 1031 exchange and the common misconceptions around it. Gain insights into the importance of involving your accountant in the process and why attempting a DIY approach can have costly consequences.

Health Insurance Subsidies: Understand the implications of taking a subsidy for your health insurance and how it can impact your tax situation. Learn why it's crucial to consult your accountant to make informed decisions and avoid unexpected financial burdens.

Dependents and Filing: Explore the complexities surrounding claiming dependents, especially in cases of divorce or unmarried couples with children. Uncover the responsibility that taxpayers hold in ensuring accurate reporting and understanding their personal tax situations.

Personal Responsibility: Remember that as a taxpayer, you have the ultimate responsibility for your financial decisions. Discover how partnering with a knowledgeable accountant can guide you towards making informed choices while avoiding common pitfalls.

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