Everyone has to pay taxes, no way around it, but you can decrease the amount you must pay. Hiring the right tax professional can be the best move you make. A good tax accountant or tax service professional will more than make up the money they charge you for thier services.
Many individuals and business owners need to consult a tax professional off and on, even in small communities, like our town, Peachtree City. Maybe you need your taxes done or you receive a strange notice from the government that you need help on. You could look up online "Peachtree City Accountant" or "Peachtree City CPA" and get some names and contact information. Make sure the professional you contact is experienced in the area you are interested in. Against popular belief, quite a few CPAs don't specialize in taxes and do other work, such as auditing or consulting instead.
If your issue is related to a small business matter, you could look for a small business CPA and exclude bigger firms that deal mostly with large firms. If your issue is related to a large tax problem, then you may consider seeing a tax attorney instead of a professional tax service or a tax accounting service. Many people also request the services of Enrolled Agents, who need to pass tests and can represent you in tax law court.
The best way to find a tax professional or a CPA to help you out is to ask for referrals from other businesses or individuals. You don't need to tell people about your problem in detail, just ask around for recommendations. When you live in small cities like Peachtree, you may consider having to go outside for good advice or service. Or you may have local professionals who can provide you with excellent service. It depends on where you live and the resources available locally.
Before hiring any professional tax service or other accounting firm, ask for references. You can call them up and ask them questions about the quality of service and other matters. Refrain from asking details about their cases because of confidentiality issues. You could also contact the Better Business Bureau online and verify if there are any complaints about the firm
Many professional firms issue engagement letters to clarify the scope of their services, costs and any pertinent detail. If the professional you are considering didn't give you a letter, you can ask for one. Or you could put in writing your understanding of the engagement and ask him or her to verify if that your understandng is correct. When dealing with money and numbers, the more you have in writing, the better off you will be. It's very easy to get confused.