Paul L. Caron

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Top 100 Most Influential People in Tax and Accounting

Top 100 cover page - 2008 I am honored (and surprised) to be included on the list of  Accounting Today's Top 100 Most Inluential People for the third year in a row. The magazine contains one-sentence explanations of why each of the folks made the list; here is mine:

One of the most widely read tax sites on the Internet, Caron's TaxProf Blog is frequently cited and linked to by other blogs, attracting an audience of faithful readers.

I am honored to be on the list with such high-powered people in the tax and accounting worlds, including:


  • Sen. Max Baucus (Chair, Senate Finance Committee)
  • Sen. Charles Grassley (Ranking Member, Senate Finance Committee)
  • Rep. Charles Rangel (Chair, House Ways & Means Committee)

Government and Industry Group Officials:

  • Ernest Almonte (Chair, AICPA)
  • Robert Attmore (Chair, GASB)
  • Christopher Cox (Chair, SEC)
  • J. Russell George (Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration)
  • Robert Herz (Chair, FASB)
  • Barry Melanconi (President & CEO, AICPA)
  • Mark Olson (Chair, PCAOB)
  • Nina Olson (National Taxpayer Advocate, IRS)
  • Henry Paulson (Secretary of the Treasury)
  • Douglas Shulman (Commissioner, IRS)

CEOs of Major Accounting Firms:

  • Samuel DiPiazza (PriceWaterhouseCoopers)
  • Timothy Flynn (KPMG)
  • Edward Nusbaum (Grant Thornton)
  • Barry Salzberg (Deloitte)
  • James Turley (Ernst & Young)

CEOs of Tax & Accounting Companies & Publishers:

  • Jonathan Baron (Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting)
  • Kevin Robert (Wolters Kluwer)
  • Mike Sabbatis (CCH)
  • Brad Smith (Intuit)

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Congrats Paul. Notably not one judge (or justice) is on the list. So much for the supposed influence of the judiciary.

Posted by: Govt Guy | Oct 29, 2008 11:59:54 AM

Congratulations! Don't be surprised; it's a well-deserved honor.

Posted by: Kay @ Don't Mess With Taxes | Oct 28, 2008 2:37:45 PM