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How your accountant can help your small business out at tax time

17/01/2019

Tax time can be stressful for small business owners, and that’s perfectly normal. From sifting through all of your receipts through to dwelling on your expenses and extensive paperwork, it’s no surprise that this time of the year is the busiest for SME accountants. But beyond the apparent tasks, your accountant can do a lot more for your company, other than just preparing your return. Take a look below to see how your accountant can help out you and your small business at tax time.

 

Tax planning

 

It's always a challenge to keep up-to-date with changing tax regulations, especially while you’re busy running your own business. But as your accountant has expert knowledge on a variety of related areas, they can support you in getting the most of out of your business, all the while helping you make plans to ensure your operations are always running efficiently and effectively.

 

Small business tax advisors can also help you save money by managing important financial deadlines across the board. Those late fees add up, so your accountant can keep you in the good books and on the right foot for the financial year.

 

Simplifying your business finances

 

When it comes to your business finances, there are a lot of components to consider. If you get your small business accountant to help you out, they can support you with a number of fields outside of tax-related tasks. One of the best ways you can further utilise your nifty sidekick here is to ask them to prepare and track financial statements.

 

Allowing them to take this responsibility on means you’re left with the ability to see money flow accurately, clearly and transparently. Simplifying your financial statements means you and your accountant can work together to see how you can optimise your business revenue and cut down your running costs altogether, ensuring your business is running to its most the best of its ability.

 

Saving you time

 

How much time would you usually spend working through your finances and taxes? Whether it’s a few hours or a good chunk of your working week, your accountant can streamline the process, take the stress off your shoulders and save you hard earned money and hours.

 

Accountants are incredibly efficient, and they know tax regulations like the back of their hand. The ideal professional can take responsibility for your business books and keep on top of your tax deadlines, avoiding unnecessary challenges and fees along the way.

 

Making sure your business will last

 

As a business leader, there’s no doubt you’ll have plans and ideas for your small business in mind. It’s likely you’re also hard at work trying to ensure the longevity of your empire.

 

Your tax accountant can help support all financial aspects of your business, allowing you to safeguard your financial planning and expenses as you go.  These professionals work hard to help businesses of all natures forecast future incomes, improve operations and keep tabs on whether purchase decisions are wise ones or not.

 

All in all, these practitioners are likely to be one of the best investments you can make for your small business.