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Tax Advisor/ Consultant by HelynGodspower(f): 12:47pm On Aug 03, 2020
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A tax advisor is a person with an IRS prepare tax identification number (PTIN), who is paid to file tax returns on behalf of others.

If you are interested in hiring a tax advisor, or you just want to gain some knowledge, in this article, I'll show you top ten traits of a tax advisor: What you should look out for and what you should avoid.


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Being a tax consultant is a tough job, difficult situations to plough abound.
You should, therefore, be capable of maintaining your confidence.
This will make you more credible in the eyes of your clients, retain their business, bring in new clients by recommendation and contribute to your own personal development.

Apart from being confident, you also need to be assertive: this means that you know where to draw the line and put your foot down.
You shouldn't allow clients trample all over you.
Be ready to give your honest and unbiased review/opinion, and do a better job.


Kɴᴀᴄᴋ ғᴏʀ ᴘʀᴏʙʟᴇᴍ sᴏʟᴠɪɴɢ.
Fixing tax returns involves solving an array of problems from clients and being able to think critically.
A good tax advisor should have natural problem-solving skills.
He should enjoy challenges same way he enjoys games, puzzles and word problems.

If you don't get the right tax consultant, then you might end up having issues with your tax returns and this may give you a bad credit report.


ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
Paying great attention to detail, which includes maintaining an open curiosity, being consistently accurate and precise is crucial for a tax advisor.

Ever imagined what could happen should your tax preparer crunch a bunch of figures, only for you to realize that they are not accurate?
What would you do in such a situation?

To avoid such issues, go for a tax advisor with a proven record of success in paying great attention to detail.
This will save your time and prevent irrecoverable losses.


EXPERIENCE.
What sets every professional apart is how much wealth of experience they have.
You need an accountant that has handled a lot of clients, and has been in the game for a long time? Go for experience.

An experienced tax advisor has learned can work under pressure.
He doesn't fumble with his job.
He is precise and thorough.
He goes out of his way to get his job done.
He knows the loopholes and he knows how to avoid them.
He is trustworthy and dedicated.


ACCOUNTABILITY / HONESTY
This is a very important trait.
Saying a thing and doing another doesn't speak good of anyone, whatever be the case.

To determine if your tax preparer is very accountable, look at the reviews from their previous clients.
If none of his previous clients has raised any accountability issues, then you're working with a good accountant.



CREATIVITY
His ability to employ new strategies/ideas when attempting to solve problems counts for his creativity.

Improvising with available resources, while producing standard and satisfactory results is a trait any tax advisor should possess.


MOTIVATION
He should have a passion for his job.
This means that he should enjoy doing his job.

If he ever has to be forced or if he gives up easily when he encounters tough situations, then he ain't a good tax advisor.

He should stay motivated when the going gets tough, and not fall out, be focused, stay on task and avoid procrastination by all means.


COMMUNICATION SKILLS
The more effectively you communicate in a concise and relevant manner, the more comfortable your client will feel.
Good communication skills involves listening, understanding, giving clear replies and avoiding distractions(phones, third parties)when with a client.

A good tax consultant should posses this skill as it will help him go a long way.


BE PERSONABLE
A pleasing appearance is highly relevant.
Convincing strangers to trust you with their intimate secrets: their finances, is part of the job.
To be successful at this, you need to be personable and accommodating, which involves having a thick skin and a sense of humor - these will help you ignore the noise, focus on the prize and deflect any negativity.


TIME MANAGEMENT
When he decides to do a thing, he should make sure it gets done, and on time.
Avoid keeping clients waiting.
He should be able to manage and utilize time properly and submit reports before deadline.

#HelenJ

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