Hope you can help.
I'm a property developer and pay my accountant a fixed £180 a year. He now wants to start charging extra for advice. Having read this site I note that most of you offer free advice. Can my accountant even charge extra for this legally?
Also, I haven't paid my accountant for a few years because I have questionned his bills. He won't provide a breakdown of materials and labour and looking online I think his charges are excessive. Can anyone suggest what I should pay for this work? It is pretty easy - one maybe two sales a year and not much profit - certainly nothing like the 20 hours I could get for £180 elsewhere!
Last, I think I'll end up leaving my accountant. His charges and him wanting to charge extras and the fact he has clearly made errors this year (I have a tax bill even though I don't have any money in the bank) etc. Does anyobody have any advice on getting the right accountant who wont sting me on price?
Thanks in advance