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How to find a good accountant

Unless you are working with an agency who takes care of your tax contributions, you may need an accountant to help you file your taxes correctly and on time to avoid penalties.

There are some points to think about when choosing your accountant.

Think about location

If you need to physically take documents to your accountant, it makes sense to have one close to where you have your base in the UK.

Opt for a certified or chartered accountant

These are highly qualified people with above-degree level qualifications and who normally also have work experience.

Look for relevant expertise

Live-in care has very specific needs which may differ from other careers and the accountant you choose needs to have knowledge of this.

Ask your colleagues

If you post a query on a social media platform you will soon find there are some accountants who are recommended more than others. Pay attention to both sides of the discussion and see who seems to be good and who is not acceptable. 

If possible, arrange to talk, either in person or on the phone.

Final thought

If you plan on hiring an accountant, make sure that they know all about live-in carer and what your job entails before signing any agreement.

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