Benefits of working with a tax agent in person
Tax is complicated at the best of times, which is why it pays to enlist the services of a tax agent like H&R Block. Most people find it far less stressful to simply pass their information to a tax agent and leave it to them to complete their return.
The best part is that a tax agent’s fee is deductible in the following year’s return.
Here are some of the prime reasons why a tax agent is beneficial…
Going to see an agent will typically take about an hour – sometimes less - to get your return completed. Lodge it yourself and you’re probably looking at a few hours of work.
Perhaps the biggest advantage to using a tax agent is added peace of mind. Your agent will ensure you’re compliant with tax laws and you’ll be safe in the knowledge that your return has been lodged properly.
Visiting a tax agent in person takes the stress out of deadlines. If you have a tax agent, the deadline of October 31st (that applies to self-lodgers) doesn’t apply to you. Working with an agent means you potentially have until the 16th May next year to lodge.
If you see your tax agent every year, over time you’ll build up a relationship which can pay dividends as they will come to have a solid understanding of your financial situation and can provide you with the best tax advice tailored to you. Plus, it’s always nice to have a friendly tax accountant.
If you have a return that is quite complex, it pays to have an accountant to sit down with you and run through the intricate details. If you have several jobs, run a business, have rental property or juggle an investment portfolio, using a tax agent is an extremely beneficial exercise. Your accountant can explain how your income is treated, what deductions you can claim and what tax breaks you’re entitled to.
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