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USPTO Deems Offshoring U.S. Tax Return Prep Jobs Worthy of U.S. Patent Protection

from the patently-silly dept

theodp writes "The CEO of Xpitax has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,756,761 for Tax return outsourcing and systems for protecting data, which covers 'systems, methods, and various tools that facilitate the outsourcing of [U.S.] tax return preparation services to a servicing group outside of the country.' There is a need, explains the patent, 'to outsource tax return preparation services to India, to thereby reduce the per-return labor cost experienced by the accounting firm.' The patent proposes 'using PC anywhere or Citrix' to help scratch that itch.
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Filed Under: offshoring, patents, tax prep

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    Spaceman Spiff (profile), 23 Jul 2010 @ 9:50am

    Re: Let's go to the source of the problem

    Dimbulbs like Frenel are the problem. He apparently has no understanding of computer systems, networks, or software. If he had, then he would have never signed off on this cruft!
    Oh, you were posting with your tongue in cheek... :-)

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