Mark Lee has long maintained that most clients want tax advice from their accountants. But what does this mean?
For many years I have been encouraging accountants to ensure that their clients know when they have saved tax. The reason is obvious, though commonly overlooked.
Some people delight in telling their friends and associates about how fantastic their accountant is as “they have saved me so much tax”. How does the client know this? Maybe it’s simply that their tax bill is lower than it was before.
More likely though their accountant has told them how much tax has been saved and has...