Wow, now that tax time is here, I am so happy to have a great CPA. The number of questions I had for this tax season went on and on, and the CPA patiently answered them all. I was looking at having to pay some taxes this year over and above what I sent to Uncle Sam last year during the year until my accountant reminded me I bought a car last year. Because it is used for business it helped lower my tax bill for last year and will help this year too.
I look at what I pay my account each year and it always pales to the amount he is often able to save me. Interestingly enough, from the very beginning I have asked him to be very conservative with my tax returns. Not sure I really want the taxman to come knock on my door. And even with this, he is able to help me find all the legitimate ways to keep my taxes down.
So, if you are not using an accountant now, I highly suggest you find a good one to work with. It will pay dividends for you in the future.