Filing tax returns is an annual mandatory responsibility and law binding for all of us. Prior to the end of every financial year you come across a flood of advertisements offering tax preparation services of offering easy to use software to do this job for you.  Now you will have two choices, either you can prepare yourself if you have knowledge and interest in tax related documentation or you can hire a accountant or accounting firm that offers professional services to prepare your tax documentation. Before hiring an accountant or firm for this task you should follow some steps to be sure that you are trusting on the right people who are reliable and professional.

Research His or Her Qualifications

You should always do some research about the qualifications of a VAT consultant in Dubai you are going to hire to prepare your tax returns, and make sure if they met with all the qualifications, certifications and legal requirements to perform this task. These requirements an differ from country to country and state to state so you should be very careful about choosing the right person or firm. You should also check if their business licensees are up to date and cover all the legal bindings to do this job. You should also go through the track history of the person or firm you are hiring. Consumer reviews, testimonials and complains can be a very important factor in the decision too.

Weigh the Costs

It is highly recommended that you should compare among your short listed individuals and firms. Consider their payment modes, service charges and if they are charging you for the actual hours spent on your tax preparation or on the basis of complexity of your financial records. Do not opt for those who offer you un realistic promises or show you an un realistic picture about your tax returns and expected refunds or other benefits.

Prioritize Relationships

Try to hire an individual or firm based VAT consultant in UAE that is accessible to you, who is local and can be helpful in helping you in other financial services. It will help you building a strong working relationship for you, No matter if you will be hiring them for other services or will only needing their services for tax returns annually, because someone who do know your business nature, requirements and issues will be able to help you more than switching every year. A local and easy to access individual or firm will always be the best choice as they will be in your reach and can be approached for follow ups, updates and expansion of services you acquire from them.