July 23, 2015

Books & Whatnot: What Should I Ask of My Accountant?

“I managed to stay in business for 17 years before I hired an accountant. I did my own taxes, almost certainly incorrectly, but never got in trouble for it. (Hmmm. Probably overpaid every year.) My bookkeeping was a disaster: the classic receipts-in-the-shoebox approach. In my defense, I started my business in 1986, before Quickbooks existed, and didn’t get a computer until 1997.”

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