Why You Shouldn’t DIY Complex Business and Tax Issues

Author: MICHIGAN BUSINESS & PERSONAL TAX CENTER | | Categories: Accounting , Business , Tax Accountant


We live in a specialized world, and I promise you, doing everything alone will only get you so far!

  • Delegating responsibilities is key to your success if you don’t want to work yourself to death!
  • What are you best at as a small business owner?

You most likely made it this far by carrying a heavy workload, and so the saying goes,

  • “If you want something done right, do it yourself!”

Here at Michigan Business & Personal Tax Center, we want you to do what you do best!

  • Provide your service! Sell your product!
  • We want you to be successful!
  • Let us support you in achieving your short-term goals, medium-term goals, and long-term goals!

You work hard and have most likely spent the better part of a decade honing your craft skills. As a small business owner, you are expected to add more to your infinite list of duties, such as:

  • Managing Day-To-Day Operations
  • Marketing
  • Paying Workers
  • Scheduling Appointments
  • Creating Estimates
  • Writing Invoices
  • Asking Clients to Pay Open Invoices
  • And the list could go on, and on, and on…

We recommend you delegate professional tasks to professional service providers.

  • Accounting
  • Paying Subcontractors and Employees
  • Tax Planning
  • Budgeting
  • Calculating Profit Margins
  • Writing Business Policies
  • Information Technology (IT) Setup

Don’t create calamitous situations for your businesses by “doing too much” or it will result in:

  • Wasted Time
  • Additional Expenses
  • Lost Opportunity and,
  • Less Money in Your Hands!

So, if you were/are planning to run your business without professional help, don’t!

The DIY complex business and tax issues.

1. Do not attempt to go it alone.
You may feel that you can save vital cash by crunching the numbers, but this experiment may cost you more than you ever imagined. If you’re not familiar with the tax codes, you could end up paying too much tax or worse still, pay too little and end up in trouble with the IRS.

2. Recognize that you have a passion for your business.
Think back to why you started your enterprise in the first place. As a result, rather than wasting valuable time taking care of accounting conundrums, you could be focusing on your core competencies, and expanding your business exponentially.

3. Know your limits and use a professional.
If you’re not well versed with financial statements and accounting principles, then you could end up getting seriously frustrated. On the other hand, an accountant who is expertly trained will take care of these tasks easily and can also be an extra pair of eyes to improve your business’s cash flow and financial health.

4. Consult with an accountant before you start.
An accountant or tax professional can create an adequately consulted plan that helps you to avoid future headaches. They will also show you how to efficiently maintain receipts and records to ensure that you can seamlessly complete your financial responsibilities.

Do things right - hire a professional!
We hope by now that you’re considering using a professional for income tax preparation and business consulting needs. An experienced professional provides guidance and answers to your money matters.

If you’re looking for a competent accountant, we recommend they have:

  • A Brick-And-Mortar Location
  • Dedicated Staff To Assist You
  • The Firm Should Encourage You to Ask Questions
  • The Firm Should Ask Questions
  • The Firm Should Provide Thorough Explanations
  • These Are Clear Indicators They Care About Your Success

On a final note, remember that an experienced accountant can save you thousands of dollars by offering profitable insights and pointing out tax breaks, so don’t go for the cheapest option.

A realistic ballpark figure for an initial consultation would be spending between $200.00 and $1,000.00. Your unique circumstances will determine this fee. We estimate you should expect to pay between $1,000.00 to $5,000.00 for the services of an accountant, tax professional, and consultant annually.

For a reliable tax accountant and consultant in Allen Park, Michigan, reach out to Michigan Business & Personal Tax Center, “Your One-Stop Business Development Office” for all your tax, accounting, and business consulting needs.

Our services comply with the most recent CDC guidelines in respect to COVID-19.

Our services include accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, notary services, tax planning, income tax preparation, and audits. We can also help start a new business, close a company down, budget analysis, estate/ trust tax preparation, and sales tax services.

To learn more about our services, click here or get in touch with us by clicking here.