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How To Choose An Accountant

How To Choose An Accountant

I’m going to show you how to choose an accountant for your keepsake business, breastmilk jewellery company or memorial company. I spent the first year in business absolutely terrified of doing a tax return by myself and petrified of getting an accountant because I just couldn’t afford it. This blog is intended on showing those of you in the UK how I kept my head above water!

Starting Out

When my first tax return was due I called the HMRC when they told me my return was late, and I told them how scared I was. They were really good and arranged for me to meet Julie from their Extra Support Service at the Job Centre (I don’t know if they offer this support to everyone but I have crippling anxiety). Julie was amazing and went through all of my income and expenditure and in the end I showed a loss of £100 in my first year.

In later years I really started to enjoy doing my income and expenses form and the past couple of years I’ve filed it myself online. Don’t forget you can use our free downloads – Free UK Tax Calculation Spreadsheet and Free UK Cash Flow Projection.

How To Choose An Accountant

Straight off or later on you might need to pick an accountant. I was really lucky when I chose my accountant; I called a few numbers for the firms nearest to my house in Bristol and one person I spoke to referred me to Buhir Rafiq at TotalBooks. They were the only people to ask me a lot of questions about the businesses and it seemed important to Buhir that I was an honest person running my company ethically. I don’t want someone to help me avoid tax, I’m proud of what I make and declare and it’s meant my family got a mortgage to buy our dream house. What he’s now doing is helping my husband and I to find out what we can earn from employment and the new limited company each year and the rest we can spend on extra stock.

If you’re in the UK it could be worth speaking to Buhir and his team, let them know I sent you and they have promised to do special rates.

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If you’re not in the UK, we recommend contacting your local council, revenue office for information on your tax requirements. We are not intending this blog to be used in place of tax advice, always contact the HMRC or a registered accountant to find out how and when to pay.

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3 thoughts on “How To Choose An Accountant

  1. It’s so excellently done, and you have some exceptionally good ideas. This post is excellent!

  2. I couldn’t agree more with your remark that choosing an accountant who’ll be transparent with our taxation paperwork is certainly a smart thing to do. My company is expected to submit our tax file by the end of this week and there are still some aspects we need to clarify first. I’ll try to find the right person to help us out with this matter.

  3. Dear Nikki thanks so much for referring Total Books Accountants in the article above.

    Looking forward to continue to provide you accounting support for the future.


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