If you think you don’t need an accountant, think again

You need to hire an accountant. 

Yes you, small business owner! Even if you think your business isn’t big enough yet. That you’re not qualified for it. That you don’t earn enough. These are the people that need this investment the MOST. While having misconceptions is normal, we’d like to clear them up for you. Here’s 5 common myths you’re probably falling for. 

  1. I can’t afford it.

The truth is, you can’t afford not to hire an accountant. Hiring a professional to take care of your bookkeeping and tax returns ensures that things will be done correctly. A bookkeeper can help you become more aware of your monthly income and expenses, and offer advice on how to save money on  a regular basis. A tax preparer can help you take advantage of all possible tax deductions and credits, which will help you save money on taxes. Outsourcing the accounting work to a professional also means reports and taxes will be filed and paid on a timely basis, so that you won’t owe penalties or interest for filing incorrectly or paying late. 

  1. I can do it myself.

Technically, you can. But unless you’re a licensed accounting professional, chances are you won’t do it correctly. And that’s okay! If your expertise is in styling hair, why would you also be a pro at profit and loss statements? (I mean props if you are) Buuuut, if the work isn’t done correctly, it’s going to cost you time and money in the long run, so you may as well do it right from the start. 

  1. I’m afraid I’ve been doing it wrong this whole time, and the IRS is going to get me.

Mistakes are totally okay. It’s literally our job to help you find and clean up those mistakes and then teach you the correct way to do things moving forward. Wanna hear a secret? The IRS is NOT out to get you. Sure, you might owe a lot in taxes, but you’re not going to jail if you can’t pay your $10K tax bill all at once, or if you got a little behind on your bookkeeping. No matter what issues you might have, we will do all we can to help you through it and educate you about the actual possible consequences. We can even communicate with the IRS on your behalf if necessary. So let’s take that mental breakdown and save it for something else. Cuz we’ve got your back!

  1. It’s too much of a mess for you to clean up

Trust us, we’ve seen it all. But actually. Are you a few months, or even a few years behind on bookkeeping or tax returns? We can handle that. Have you been tracking your income and expenses on an Excel sheet instead of using actual accounting software? We’ve got you. Believe it or not, our team constantly requests more puzzles and cleanup work. It makes us feel like total pros when we can take a set of messy books and whip it up into tip top shape. So technically, you’re doing us a favor if you bring us a mess. It’s a total adrenaline rush for us and we love it!

  1. You won’t understand my business

Our clients range from business coaches and influencers to photographers to Etsy sellers to dog walkers to psychics, and more. Whatever product or service you offer, chances are we’ve worked with a similar business. And if not, we’d love to learn more about your industry! 

Hiring an accountant for your small business isn’t just a good idea – it’s a total game-changer. Let us  handle the complicated stuff, leaving you free to grow your business and do what you love. Think of us as your backstage crew, making sure everything runs smoothly while you shine. Learn more about our accounting services here: https://pattonaccounting.net/services-accounting