There are so many tax agents Adelaide that hiring the very best may be a little difficult. However, there are a few tips you can follow to hire one of the best tax agents, Adelaide. The important tips have been outlined below.
All reputable tax agents Adelaide are registered and you could start by looking out for the list of registered tax agents. You can also check if your prospective tax agent is registered on https://www.tpb.gov.au/search-register. If that does not work, you can ask friends and colleagues to refer you to a tax agent whose services are great. You could also throw it up in any online forum. A few contacts could pop up.
Interview at least three tax agents
It is not a good idea to hire the first and only tax agent you meet no matter how convincing he sounds. It is better to talk to about three to four of them before you hire one. This gives you room for better comparison. You will need to chat with each of them extensively before making your choice
Local tax agent is preferable
It is better to hire a tax agent that is based in the same locality with you. Adelaide is big and there are several smaller cities with varying tax laws within Adelaide. Only a tax agent based in your locality can be fully abreast of the evolving tax laws of your locality.
Paying tax is an important part of every business, as much as you don’t want to be seen as a tax evader, you will not also like to shortchange yourself by paying more tax than appropriate. So, you might need to go for a very experienced tax agent. However, there are two issues with experience that you must be ready to handle. The highly experienced tax agents usually charge higher. So you might need to hire the one that strikes the best balance between more experience and lower charges. The second issue is that inexperienced Adelaide tax agents usually inflate their years of experience to lure new clients. You might need to ask for documentary evidence as a proof of their years of experience.
You could also ask for the list of their clients to see if there are notable companies or personalities among them. If there are notable companies among their clients, then the tax agent is a reliable one.
Avoid low charges
It is very tempting to go for the tax agent with the lowest charges but be wary of ridiculously low charges as it could be a pointer to inexperienced and incompetent. Inexperienced tax agents usually attract prospective clients with below-average charges. So, you need to be careful.
At the same time, this does not mean that higher charges will always lead to superior services. So, you need to try to balance the two sides.