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How do I find an accountant?

2nd August, 2019

If your tax and financial affairs are relatively simple, consider preparing your own tax return (by 31 October) or consider using a registered tax agent, rather than an accountant. Accountants are generally more suitable for taxpayers in business or who have more complex tax and financial affairs.

To find a qualified accountant to prepare your annual tax return you could ask for a recommendation from friends or family or you could use the search functions available on the websites of the peak professional bodies, CPA Australia and Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand. If you want them to complete your tax return for you, make sure they are also a registered tax agent.

Whoever you appoint, understand the fees that you will be paying. Fee arrangements should be put to you in writing before the work starts.

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