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Choose a Tax Agent

How to choose a tax agent who works for you is a burning question posed by many start ups, as well as established businesses.

Your personal choice is likely to be influenced by several factors relating to your sector, experience level and the manner in which you are growing your business. We have drawn up a list of pros and cons of working with a tax agent below. This will assist you in deciding on how to choose a tax agent who you can form a long-term working relationship with.

For more in-depth information or to arrange a free consultation you can contact us here.

Pros of Hiring a Tax Agent

  • Save time
  • Avoid mistakes
  • Save money
  • Streamline record keeping
  • Focus your energies on your business – tax is complicated
  • Ease the burden
  • Get valuable advice e.g. getting finance
  • Local knowledge
  • Faster growth

Cons of Hiring a Tax Agent

  • Costs money
  • Risk of hiring unqualified professionals
  • Busy times of the year – be organised to avoid January rush
  • Different proccesses – so communicate effectively
  • Skilled multi-taskers may be able to complete own accounts

The choice of whether to hire a tax advisor and/or an accountant is often part of the planning process when starting a business. Every business owner will have their own reasons when it comes to:

  • Outsourcing accountancy
  • Employing an in-house accountant
  • Personally taking care of accounts What works for one business may not work for another

Often the best course of action is to discuss what a professional tax agent and accountant can offer you and make your ultimate decision from there.

Would you like to discuss hiring a tax accountant?

If you'd like to go over what a professional tax advisor / accountant can offer your business we offer free consultations both in our Edinburgh headquarters and Newcastle for business in the north of England or beyond.