I totally agree but, we do this after income tax season. Most accountants are swamped with work.
We usually take our business plan with us to go over any changes to make sure we are on the right track. Our accountant is a very valuable asset, hands down.
I Agree with Luckiest. Even though taxes are the biggest things on your mind, there are certain actions that have to be taken before year end in order to take advantage of the best tax outcomes. So it is always good to do a check with your financial person before December is over.
This year, many companies with complicated tax and a high net worth should seek the advice of an expert before the end of the year. The reason for this is the "fiscal cliff" that we hear so much about in the news. It looks like there is a strong possibility that tax rates may rise for 2013, and that could have a serious impact on these businesses and affect their bottom line.
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