Tax accounting: a history of technological change

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Mazzocco, John Patrick Doran
Ledbetter, John H.
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Honors College
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Accounting and the related tax accounting field have been essential to conducting business and generating income so governments and corporations around the world can operate and provide for their citizens. Over the last fifty years, technology has become an integral part of this field, and therefore, a certified public accountant (CPA)'s daily tasks. For my study, I researched the major technology developments in the accounting industry in hopes of understanding the experiences associated with changes in the way accountants completed their work. I felt as though my accounting education at Ball State has not included enough of an historical perspective on the changes in accounting technology, something that I have been interested in studying since electing accounting as my major. My research has filled that gap in my overall accounting education.