Should I opt for someone local when choosing an accountant?

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Should I opt for someone local when choosing an accountant?

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When I first started working for myself 10 years ago, I would probably have advised you to choose a local accountant. The advantages to this are:

– You can visit the offices easily for meetings

– You can drop off additional information and paperwork quickly

However, in the modern world, it’s much easier to communicate with people online, and accounting is also evolving in line with this. For this reason, it’s less important for you to be located close to your accountant. For example Accountants like SAS Micro who offer accountancy and taxation services in Hertfordshire advertise that location is not important when it comes to choosing their services, as they are paper-free and can communicate via email and phone when necessary.

By all means, if your local accountant is offering the best deals and services then stick with them, but if you can get a better deal elsewhere then don’t let the location hold you back.

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