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Nicholas Preusch, CPA, JD, LLM – 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Nicholas Preusch, CPA, JD, LLM

Tax Manager, PBMares, LLP
Fredericksburg, VA
President – Battlefield Chapter of VSCPA, VSCPA, AICPA

  • Lead attorney for several major IRS Office of Professional Responsibility cases, such as Pezzo and Gass.
  • Adjunct professor with the University of Mary Washington
  • Published in Journal of Tax Practice and Procedure, The Tax Adviser, Journal of Accountancy
  • Helped co-author the textbook Tax Preparer Penalties and Circular 230 Enforcement published Thomson West
  • Speak across the country to many different groups on complex tax matters and professional ethics.
  • Member of the VSCPA Tax Advisory Committee and Professional Ethics Committee
  • Member of the AICPA Tax Practice and Responsibilities Committee
  • VSCPA Top 5 Under 35 in 2018


What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?

I currently am the President of the VSCPA Battlefield Chapter. In addition, I also sit on the VSCPA Ethics and Tax Advisory Committees. With the AICPA, I’m a member of the Tax Practice and Responsibilities Committee. This past year, I was able to help the AICPA draft sample Tax Quality Control Documents. I also speak across the country to many different CPAs and help to provide the CPE. They frequently reach out to me for advice and guidance.

  • Favorite books/websites/speakers that you find influential. – John Grisham’s “The Firm,” TaxProfBlog
  • What do you see yourself doing professionally in 10 years? Working with the firm I’m at now to help out clients and be a thought leader in the industry.
  • What accounting conferences do you normally attend? AICPA Tax Conference
  • What websites/magazines do you use to keep up on news of the accounting profession? CPA Practice Advisor, Accounting Today, Journal of Accountancy, Tax Adviser



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