Massage & Bodywork

November/December 2012

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HØW 2 F1ND TH R1GHT ACCØUNTANT 7 Ways to Avoid Making a Costly Mistake By William J. Lynott The relationship between you and the person you choose to do your accounting and taxes is more important than you may think. Your accountant is the logical person from whom to seek advice and help with business and personal finance decisions, and the right accountant can function as a valuable partner. That's why it's crucial that the relationship be comfortable and trusting. "A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is more than just an individual who does your yearly taxes," says business consultant and author Maria Marsala of Poulsbo, Washington. "The right accountant can advise you on a long list of other services, which may include how you keep your records, your financial performance, estate/ tax planning, and retirement. CPAs, along with a banker and a lawyer, are a crucial part of a professional practitioner's advisors." Following are seven tips that should help you find the person who is the best fit for you and your practice. 78 massage & bodywork november/december 2012

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