CPA Firm Announces 1040 Birthday Card Contest

JACKSONVILLE, Fla.--()--In satirical “celebration” of the income tax’s 100th anniversary, a North Florida accounting firm invites artists to design a card wishing the Form 1040 a “happy birthday.”

Patrick & Robinson CPAs, with offices in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, is sponsoring the contest through mid October.

“This contest is for anyone fed up with the current income tax code, and there’s a lot of us — including CPAs,” says partner Mark Patrick. “We’re offering a creative outlet, whether it’s a professional in the financial industry or a child learning about the tax system for the first time.”

The contest is open to all ages. Guidelines and submission forms are available online at Entries are due by 5pm on Tuesday, October 15 and a panel of judges will review the entries and select the winning design.

Card designs should feature something unique regarding the 1040 Form, and humor is encouraged. Entry into the contest acknowledges that the artist’s submissions may be reproduced by the firm as part of Patrick & Robinson CPAs’ “What Were They Thinking?” celebration.

For each card received, Patrick & Robinson will donate $10 to Family Foundations, contributing to the community’s financial fitness. Each participant may submit up to five entries.

The winning card will be selected by October 21 and available for download on Patrick & Robinson CPAs’ website.

“We’ll be asking others to download the card, write a personal message and send it to members of Congress. We hope the cards will encourage dialogue on the complexity of the tax code and express the need for reform,” Patrick says.

About Patrick & Robinson CPAs

Patrick & Robinson CPAs is a 31-year-old Jacksonville CPA firm that offers the complete range of accounting and CPA services. Focus areas are individual and business tax and financial management planning, including estate and succession planning. Industries served include privately held small business, construction and manufacturing, non-profit, logistics and hospitality. Partner affiliations include JAX Chamber, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Small Business Resource Network. In addition, Patrick & Robinson CPAs is the only firm in North Florida selected for membership in CPAConnect, a nationwide network of proven CPAs to handle local or national needs. For more information, call 904-396-5400, or visit


Patrick & Robinson CPAs
Mark Patrick, 904-396-5400

Release Summary

In satirical “celebration” of the Form 1040’s 100th anniversary, a North Florida accounting firm invites artists to design a “happy birthday” card. Fed up with the tax code? Here's a creative outlet.



Patrick & Robinson CPAs
Mark Patrick, 904-396-5400