3 Tips for Hiring of Tax Preparers
By Tim Frye
When you are a small business owner, you already have enough worries. When you have a small business that provides income tax service, not only do you have worries, you have much more idol time to worry. Tax season presents such a peculiar perspective to the small business owner. We always like to compare it to the show “Deadliest Catch. You can catch all the crab you want, but you may not catch any. And even when you do it is merely seasonal. Sooner that crab money is going to run out and you are going to have some heavy operational costs amalgamating and it ain”t crab season. Tax season is no different. You can have your biggest year ever, but that year was really only four months long and now you got to wait until the next tax season to see those kinds of counts again. In other words, the income tax business for the little guy can be a tremendously challenging endeavor.
One of the biggest and most fundamental challenges of running a tax office is hiring the right people. Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Hiring is part of any company, and it is fundamental to all, not just the tax office. Incorrect.
The great tax preparer who is willing to bust their hind end, learn a system that can be troubling and intricate to the say the least, and work 12 to 14 hour days cooped in an office for 100 days straight can be hard to find. The tax employee is an enigmatic character.
So the hiring process must be that much more meticulous and specific. This article will seek to help you define the tax preparer hiring process and it’s most fundamental specifics: