In a world where time is money, it can feel like a double-edged sword when efficiency is deemed the only measure of success.
For all accountants, providing compliance services is still a necessary part of the job, and will be up until the day we no longer need to lodge tax returns. It is a required service, and one that accountants should charge for. However, as technology continues to speed up the rate at which such tasks can be completed, the issue of perceived value comes into play.
For many accountants, they believe that because it takes less time to do, they should be charging less for the service. Wrong. It is still a valuable service.