Every CPA will likely agree that it's crucial for business owners to make time in early December to collaborate and review the business’ financial and tax records for two very important reasons:
If there are any tax strategies that you can implement before the year-end, you will have time to do so.
If you are going to end up owing a large amount in taxes you will have sufficient notice to make a plan to pay that balance. Nothing is worse than finding out you owe a lot of money in taxes with just a few weeks' notice.
Many small business owners skip this review and it’s often a costly mistake
It's important to remember that year-end is a crazy time for CPA's too and they can only provide you precise tax-saving strategies if you provide them accurate and up to date information.
When your CPA has more time to help you prepare, they have more time to draw up the strategy that will save you the most money.
By thinking of your CPA as someone who’s there to check your work, make recommendations and offer tax saving strategies, not someone do bookkeeping for you, it’ll reduce the number of questions you have to answer and hopefully result in a lower bill as well.
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