This past weekend, I competed in my first ever ‘tax competition’ at the Deloitte office in downtown Columbus. Along with graduate and undergraduate teams from Dayton and an undergraduate team for OSU, I competed at the office on the OSU graduate team. As part of the national competition, we were presented with a case and then asked to answer a wide variety of tax questions related to the case and site our sources.
The terrific folks at Deloitte who put the event on hosted a meal at Latitude 41 (great restaurant in downtown Columbus) this past Friday. It was a great opportunity for all of the competitors to network with current Deloitte employees and learn more about public accounting.
My team of four included Scott Krahn, Dan Packard, and Shalabh Gupta (all current MAcc students). The four of us were recruited by tax professor Raabe based on the fact that we had all completed two undergraduate tax courses. Needless to say, I think our main downfall is that all of our tax courses were several years ago and few of us had a great recollection of the material. We spent some time in the weeks leading up to the event preparing for the competition, but it was very difficult for the four of us to cover everything that could possibly be thrown at us on the day of the competition. We will receive our results in the coming weeks and I will provide an update on the result.