Time Out: Does Your Tax Consultant Have Time For You?

The personal characteristics of your tax consultant contribute to this professional’s ability to support your small business.  He or she must also have the experience and qualifications to provide tax advice that has a lasting impact on your business.

Yet, none of these criteria matter if you’re not partnering with someone who is capable of giving you the attention you need and deserve.

Find A Tax Consultant Who’s Available When You Need Help

What good is a tax advisor who isn’t around to provide you with advice when you need it? You must be certain that your partner has the time to address your concerns and answer your questions in a timely manner.

Tax issues don’t only arise between January and April. When you run into a problem with a potentially great impact on your business, you should be confident that your tax professional is available to help you in a timely manner, any time of year.

Make Sure There’s A Single Point Of Contact

Given the importance of communication, having a single point of contact who understands your business is essential. While you should feel comfort in knowing that this person has the infrastructure to support him or her, you must be aware of who is helping you from day one and on.

This does not negate the fact that your partner is better equipped to solve your problem with the support of other experienced professionals. Having the backing of a knowledgeable team is especially helpful when you need to address a unique issue. No matter how much expertise your advisor has, a team of people is more capable of identifying the best solution than one individual alone. Consider what resources your consultant has to support his or her efforts in supporting you.

Nonetheless, for 365 days of support, ensure that you are working closely with one, experienced professional who is able to build a one-on-one relationship with you.

It is critical to find a tax consultant who is qualified, possesses the traits that lead to success and has the availability to give you the attention you need. A professional that fulfills all of these requirements isn’t necessarily the norm in the small business tax services industry, but such a partner helps you achieve your dreams. After all, you don’t have the time or resources to do it all yourself.

Check back in with the Padgett blog next week to learn how to go about finding the ideal tax partner.

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