Who prepares your tax?
The following post is a guest post from Edwin Smith, providing advice on how to choose the best Tax Preparer:
Choosing your tax preparer
- Always ask for references. Do not just keep the list, but contact the references. You should ask questions regarding their experiences and if the tax preparer was available or if it took days for the office to return your call.
- Learn more about the history of the company. Are they listed with your local Chamber of Commerce? You also want to learn what licenses and degrees the employees hold and if they are listed with board of accountancy for CPA’s.
- You should choose a tax preparer that knows all the current laws in your province as well as Canada.
- Of course, you need someone that you can trust with your information and one that you are comfortable with so you can show them your financial records.
- Ensure that the person you choose has the proper credentials in order to file your taxes. If there are any problems, your tax preparer should be able to provide the information needed for any type of audit, so you never have to worry with any of the paperwork.
- Always be leery of any tax preparer that offers you the stars and moon. No one can help you get more money back on your tax refunds than you are entitled to under the law.