BYU students win top honors at "extreme" tax competition

by | Mar. 07, 2011

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Taxes probably wouldn’t place very high on most people’s lists of extreme activities. But five Brigham Young University students took accounting to the next level as they won the national xTREME Taxation Competition in Washington, D.C.

“This win shows the great capabilities of our students, especially when faced with a challenging business problem,” says John Barrick, xTAX faculty adviser. “It teaches them teamwork, how to think outside the box, good presentation skills and of course technical tax skills.”

BYU has been a national finalist for seven of the case competition’s nine years, making it the most frequent visitor to the national event, sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers. A team of Marriott School students last won xTAX in 2005.

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