Super CPA Profile:  Douglas Urquhart

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Douglas Urquhart
Meadows Urquhart Acree & Cook LLP

Title: Partner
Birthplace: Vermont
Education: Bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance, Virginia Tech
Wife: Tonya
Children: Andrew, 7; and Dory, 6
Pets: Bella and Boomer (Goldendoodles, hybrids of golden retrievers and poodles)              
Hobbies: Golf and hunting             
Favorite vacation spot: Idaho
Fan of: Virginia Tech Hokies and New York Yankees
Recently read book: “Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” by Laura Hillenbrand
First accounting job: At A.M. Peisch & Co.     

What should be done to simplify U.S. individual taxes?
“For years people have been asking for a simpler tax code, and it has only gotten more complicated. The reason why is simple: People do not like paying taxes and are willing to pay someone to help them find a way to reduce their tax liability. Removing deductions and credit opportunities will simplify the process but will make a lot of people unhappy.”

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