University of Utah’s team of five students was named as one of nine regional winners of Deloitte FanTAXtic, Deloitte’s student Tax Case Study Competition. More than 60 teams representing more than 40 colleges and universities participated in the regional event from October 26 – 27, held at Deloitte offices across the U.S.

The team from the University of Utah demonstrated the ability to work collaboratively to solve a complex business case simulation and was also recognized for the quality of their overall presentation to a panel of live and virtual judges.

From January 18-20, 2024, the University of Utah team will compete for more than $50,000 in individual scholarships and institutional awards at the Deloitte FanTAXtic national competition taking place at Deloitte University, Deloitte’s national learning and leadership development center near Dallas, Texas.

Sponsored by Deloitte Tax LLP and supported by the Deloitte Foundation, Deloitte FanTAXtic is designed to educate and prepare the next generation of tax talent for a career in business and tax. The interactive program includes case simulation, role playing and presentations which provide students with insights and perspectives on challenges facing the profession today, future trends that may impact it tomorrow and the overall changing business tax marketplace. Deloitte Tax LLP professionals participate in the event and offer the students support and guidance throughout the competition.

University of Utah Team:

Pictured from left to right: Co-Faculty Advisor: Scott Pickett,, students: Gavin Pitts, Melissa Howell, Dave Hurlin, Jonathan Chan, and Jack Pollock (not pictured: Philip Jeffs, Co-Faculty Advisor).

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