Does your accountant need to be in your state?

 

I have good news (for you and me!). Thanks to CPA mobility, your Certified Public Accountant is not required to operate in the same state you’re living in.

CPA mobility is a national effort to adopt a uniform system that allows licensed CPAs to provide services across state lines without being subject to unnecessary burdens that do not protect the public interest.

Before you hire someone to handle your finances, here’s a list of the Top 5 Questions to Ask Your Small Business Accountant.

Now, I will say that there are some reasons why working with your old neighborhood accountant may be best. If you’re the type of person who needs to be in the same room as the person you’re working with and phone or Skype isn’t enough, you’ll want to start hunting for a local accountant. Also, if you have a complicated state-centered issue, like a sales tax audit, it may be best to search for a local accountant.

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Amy Northard, CPA

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