Honors Program

Honors in Business

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Anthony Masino

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Dana Harrison, Emily Booker


The objective of this study is to test whether the Affordable Care Act will have an effect on the professional tax preparation industry of Kingsport, Tennessee. To accomplish this objective, the researcher collected surveys concerning taxpayers’ initial reaction to the realization that the law affects their 1040. A two proportion test for equality was performed and failed to reject the idea that the ACA will have an effect on the tax preparation industry of Kingsport. Because this study failed to prove that the change in legislation causes a jump in clientele for the professional tax preparation market, the fight for market share falls to marketers. They will decide who will benefit from this landmark piece of legislation.

Document Type

Honors Thesis - Open Access

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