Don't be afraid to change your accountant

Yesterday I was approached by a businesswoman whose accountant hasn't really cared about looking after her tax affairs for the last five years. Despite this she was worried about changing because of "the consequences" - "Would he initiate an HMRC inquiry into her tax affairs?"

My advice was to move as soon as possible because things wouldn't get any better and it was highly unlikely that he would do anything with HMRC which may come back on him.

I'm very pleased she took my advice. Now I can start to make sure her tax affairs are handled in the way she quite rightly expects.

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