A tax consultant is a tax advisor who is an expert in tax planning, tax law, and compliance. Tax consultants are current about changes in tax law. So, they help taxpayers (individuals and companies) to optimize their tax liability both in the short and long term. The tax consultant helps taxpayers to prepare tax returns and work closely with them during the year to minimize tax liability. A tax advisor is not for rich people only. You pay them a certain amount of money to hire, but their expertise will also help you to save a certain amount of money along the line. So, this article explains the benefits of hiring a tax consultant to a taxpayer.
What services does Tax consultant render?
They have experience and knowledge in tax laws that relate to both individuals and companies. So, they help you to file tax returns in line with appropriate tax laws. Some of the services they render include:
- Preparing and filing of tax returns to SIRS and FIRS.
- Helping taxpayers on tax-related matters.
- Assessing the financial and legal circumstances of taxpayers to minimize tax liability.
- Representing the taxpayers in the process of paying the tax.
The benefits of hiring a tax advisor or consultant
Minimize tax liability
They help taxpayers to minimize tax liability to pay in a tax year. Because they advise and help them to claim all the available tax deductions. An experienced tax can advise on how to save money on taxes without landing into trouble.
Preparing and filing of tax with tax authority always take hours to complete. Therefore, hiring a tax consultant will help you to save this time and allow you to concentrate on other important activities.
They provide professional advice on any tax-related matters even if they are no more serving you as consultants. So, you will have the chance to continually ask for any advice and new changes in the tax law of the country.
The tax consultant can help you throughout the year in making a tax-saving strategic decision that will optimize your tax liability.
They ensure your tax returns are prepared and filed correctly to avoid costly mistakes. However, costly mistakes can trigger tax audits or investigations that can result in a hefty penalty. Mistakes occur especially when you have different sources of income such as interest, dividends, and others.
Filling in future
Hiring a tax consultant will help to have the knowledge and knowledge required to file your tax returns by yourself in the future
In conclusion, you can file your tax returns if you have knowledge of tax law and compliance. You will find it satisfactory for doing so. But, if you lack the required knowledge or the time required to file your returns, hiring a tax consultant is advisable. It will save you time and minimize your tax liability.
Afeez is one of the founding partners of Marasas Consulting limited. He consults for both individuals and entities in the area of accounting, management, audit, tax, and investment. He has a wide range of experience both online and offline which allows him to provide relevant and timely professional advice and assistance to business owners with their accounting, tax, management, audit, and investment plans.
Afeez is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). He is a certified Google analyst and strategist. He earned his Bachelor degree in Management and Accounting from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, and earned an ordinary national diploma in Accountancy from The Polytechnic of Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He earned certification in “Excel Crash Course” and “Reading of Financial Statement” from Corporate Finance Institute, Canada.
Afeez is dedicated to helping clients achieve business success by helping them to establish solid and sound accounting, tax, and financial processes.