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How to find a right accountant for Tax Assistance for Small Business in London?

by Shams Urrehman Accounting Services
Once you carry out intense research before hiring an accountant for carrying out their tax returns. If you take the time to finding a right accountant, then you will save a lot of money, and time that is invested in the filing of taxes in the UK. So, what if you don’t find the right professional? If you don’t find the right accountant then your business may suffer.

You may end up paying more tax than you are required to. As most of the accountants are only interested in their fees and others can be too busy for providing you the accounting services you may need for your small business in the London. So, how do you find the right accountant, what should you expect to get from them, what should you pay them for the accounting related services.  Read this post to find the answers to some of the questions mentioned above.

How to pick the right accountant?

The first thing any small business operating in the UK should remember that anyone can call themselves an accountant whether they have the necessary qualification or not.

So before hiring an accountant for Tax Assistance for Small Business in London, you should first check his/her qualifications, certifications, and education background. You should check how many accountants or staff of the firm(in which the accountant is working) are a member of certified Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (CAEW) professional bodies. One should not be fooled by words such as “tax experts” or “professional” while selecting a right accountancy firm or accountant.

What should you pay for the services?

Typically well-established and reputed accountants quote £150 to £200 for the purpose of rendering basic self-assessment services in London. You (small business owner in the UK) can claim the cost of the accountant’s fees for the purpose of preparing the tax return of your small business in London as a tax deduction.

Should you hire online accounting services?

If your business needs are simple and you are satisfied using post and email then seeing someone in person, then online accounting services in the UK are worth trying. Online freelancers can charge you as less as £89 plus VAT for its self-assessment service for the individuals with freelance income or self-employed. In addition, many online freelancers may offer you much cheaper £50 for if you earning is above £100,000 a year.

Things to consider before choosing an online accountancy website or software

Before choosing an online freelancer, you must inquire about the accountancy firm from previous customers. You may have heard stores of completely unqualified people setting up tax assistance website where the cost of services is highly misleading. These online websites may have a low upfront cost but then a lot of additional charges add-ons. You end up paying more money to these websites and then you would have paid to qualified accountants.


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