If you visited a restaurant for the first time and your experience ended up leaving a bad taste in the mouth, would you return? Unlikely.
As the saying goes, you don’t get a second chance to make a first impression. Often, a poor initial experience is enough to put you off returning somewhere, or using a service again.
For contractors, the January 31st tax returns deadline is a real test of how good their accountant is. You might have had a bad experience – for instance, if the process ended up being too complicated or lengthy, when an accountant’s role is to in fact make your life easier. Perhaps you didn’t feel like you got value for money, communication was really poor or they missed the 31st January deadline.
Maybe, after this experience, you’re left thinking that it’d be easier to go it alone. But it’s important not to tar all accountants with the same brush. Some take pride in providing an exceptional, personal service to contractors, supporting them in any way they need. Intouch is one of them.
A personal service, from start to finish
A one-size-fits-all approach to contractor accountancy doesn’t work. Every contractor has unique needs – that’s why we’ll assign you with a dedicated Personal Accountant who’ll learn your business inside out, so they can offer tailored advice and support as and when you need it.
You might have been persuaded to use your last accountant because of their costs, but a cheap service rarely equates to the best service. You’re also likely to find that a quality accountant provides more services as standard in their monthly fee. Such services may include:
- Unlimited advice and support from a dedicated Personal Accountant
- Unlimited IR35 reviews and compliance support
- Access to a 24/7 online portal for daily accounting tasks
- Year-end accounts and management including quarterly VAT returns
- Monthly and annual payroll returns
- A simple, single Self Assessment Tax Return, including filling in HMRC and Companies House returns
- Use of the accountant’s office address as your official registered address
Intouch offers all this and much more – and we’re totally transparent with costs, charging £105 + VAT per month for our service. You won’t pay any set-up or leaving costs with us, and there’s no tie-in period.
Time to get personal
You might not have ever appreciated the importance of having a dedicated Personal Accountant up until now. But in many accountancy firms, you’d be assigned a general account manager and in some cases your queries could be handled by someone not qualified to answer them. When you need support with your finances and livelihood, this is simply not good enough.
Our contractor accountants are all qualified experts. Not only will they keep your accounts in check and remind you when certain tasks need to be done, they’ll also advise on things you can do that will lead to greater tax efficiency.
So, whether you’re looking for a new accountant after a poor experience, or you’re just setting up a new contracting company and want to get off on the right foot, you can trust the team at Intouch to help keep your finances in check.
We’d love to chat about how we can help you to reach your contracting goals – call us today on 01202 375 562 or email/live chat us here.
This blog has been prepared by Intouch Accounting. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this blog has been obtained from reliable sources, Intouch is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. This blog should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professional accounting advisers. If you have any specific queries, please contact Intouch Accounting.