This allows the professional and their clients to determine best- and worst-case effects, and helps them to take steps to avoid potential dangers or optimize deductions and credits. As with weather forecasting, tax planning isn’t going to be perfectly accurate every time due to the likely changes in the tax code, particularly for longer-range, multi-year plans. A well-trained professional, however, armed with the science of tax knowledge and a creative, scenario-driven mind, can offer clients better predictions than meteorologists. For clients, that’s more money in their bank instead of the IRS’ coffers, and for the firm, it’s a strengthened client relationship. And that’s a Win-Win!