What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
First it is very important to have your books in order and to keep compliant. Many accountants can help you do that. However, if you want to pay the least amount in taxes, you need a plan. A personalized tax plan will structure your business and affairs so you keep more of what you make, quantify this and provide documented proof, and in many cases create less audit risk. Find a provider, usually a 'Certified Tax Coach' credentialed CPA, who can work with you to pay the least amount of tax and coach you through your accounting and tax issues so your records and documentation are "audit-change" proof. Having a written, documented plan from a CTC will provide peace of mind and tax savings.