Writing for Tax Accountants


A beginning writing book for CPAs and accountants working primarily in tax – compliance or research.   These accountants are immersed in wordy, convoluted text from IRS manuals, the legal code, and legal research.  The text will assist them in communicating results of research, rules of law, and tax consequences of business and personal decisions in simple, clear and effective language to their clients.


1. Organization

2. Tax Research

3. Clarity, Style & Tone

4. Brevity

5. Grammar

6. Punctuation

7. Short communications – letters, memos, emails 

8. Writing for publication

9. Non-tax writing

Each chapter will end with a series of exercises


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