Tips on how to choose the right tax adviser for you or your business
It is important that you choose your tax adviser carefully. Here are a few tips to help you.
If you have not used an adviser before you should be aware that anyone can call themselves a tax adviser whether or not they are professionally qualified. There are some non-qualified advisers who may have the experience to help you but qualified tax advisers have completed relevant qualifications and will be regulated by their professional body.
Professionally qualified advisers will have achieved a qualification comprising knowledge, work experience and ethics. They keep their skills and knowledge up to date through continuing professional development and make an annual statement to their professional body that they have done so. They are also required to hold Professional Indemnity Insurance.
Some of the professional bodies who can help you find an accountant/tax adviser are: