Why your Small Business needs a Certified Accountant

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If you are a small business owner, you may want to save as much of your money as possible to channel it to the business. That is all in order as small businesses could use all the capital they can get. Still, you will save more money by being on the right side of the law and keeping proper records of your business from the get-go and for that, you will need a tax accountant even if outsourced on a part-time basis.

Why hire a tax accountant?

  • Changing Times

The law is regularly changing and for this, you will need to be in touch with all those happenings. If you are already too busy raising money for your start-up and marketing it to the appropriate audience, then you have no time to think about taxes and new legislation that could affect your operation. Let someone else worry about that, won’t you?

  • Invaluable Advice

Tax avoidance is legal and a tax accountant will give you ingenious ways to pay less taxes without being at loggerheads with the law. An accountant, being an expert at business and all matters finance, is able to offer some invaluable advice on your daily operations to reduce tour cost and increase profitability. They can also offer insight that will be beneficial in the long-term, not forgetting keeping your business from tax litigation.

  • Cost Cutting Measures

You may think you have all bases covered and that your business is quite efficient at expenditure, up until an accountant looks at your books and draws a few red lines. They will see ways that you are wasting money where you can’t see and will recommend cost-cutting measures that will be beneficial to your business. Again, expert accountants could be quite expensive and so out of reach for smaller businesses, but you could hire a freelancer to look at your books on a monthly basis.

  • Saves you Time

Time is not recoverable when lost and it really isn’t something your small business wants to waste as every second counts. There are smaller accounting matters that most people – even without proper training – can handle. Bookkeeping is quite simple and can be done without too much complex training, but budget setting and tax filling will need a deeper understanding of systems and so they require a certified accountant. It would be good to have one less thing to worry about also when you have your finances delegated to an able source.

  • Manage Offshore Wealth

It is legal to earn money offshore, but there are tax implications – declarations and all – that if you don’t adhere to, may cause you trouble with the IRS. There are also usually concerns of double taxation and you could cost you more than necessary if you don’t have the righty advice. Accountants, being knowledgeable in these areas, will take care of everything without needing too much of your time.

So, start looking for a CPA today to get things right for your small business.

Prateek Kulhari Author

Prateek is a business editor who writes about various topics such as technology, health and finance. At Pressly, he works along with the colourful folks that build a nation through tech startups. He is also a professional football player and video games enthusiast.