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medical bills and taxes - can you deduct them?

Do you have a lot of medical bills that you pay on each month? Could those medical bills be deducted from your tax bill this year? I was helping my mother take care of all of her finances after my dad passed away. I didn't realize how many bills she had coming in each month for medical treatments that my dad had undergone months, even a year earlier. I started doing some research about medical bills and tax deductions. If you have medical bills, take a minute to read through this blog to gain some knowledge that can help you decide what you can do when tax time comes around.


medical bills and taxes - can you deduct them?

Guidelines To Consider When Choosing Accounting Service Professionals

by Don Walters

Once you start a business, it's crucial to get the right team of professionals to help you with different tasks. One of the essential functions you cannot overlook is accounting. While you might handle the simple tasks, you'll need to work with accountants and tax agents or seek bookkeeping services.

Most newly established companies hire bookkeepers before they can think about getting an accountant or tax agent. While bookkeepers will ensure your books are updated, there are complex tasks they can't handle, and that's where accountants come in.

Regardless of the professional service you require, it is crucial to choose someone who will save you money and time and help your company grow. The following tips should offer the guidance you need to make an informed choice.

Accounting Requirements or Objectives

Before you start searching for an accounting professional, it is crucial to know the tasks you want them to perform on your behalf. Would you like them to work on the receivables because you pay the payables late and the company is incurring unnecessary penalty fees or has a low credit score? Or you want a professional to work on the financial statements or handle the payroll weekly?

Whatever your needs may be, be sure to identify them first before you seek an accounting service. This will allow you to get the right professional who meets or exceeds your expectations.

Business Location

Thanks to the Internet, many companies today are using cloud-based technology to do business, and it is not mandatory to hire a local accountant, bookkeeper, or tax agent. Now, these professionals can offer accounting services online, even if they live across the country. 

However, if you still prefer having one-on-one contact with your service providers, you'll need to search for an accounting expert in your locality. Such experts understand the laws that apply to your business and will always be available.


Another aspect you cannot forget when searching for an accounting professional is your budget. How much have you allocated for this service? Can you afford to hire an in-house accountant or bookkeeper, or is it better to get the service occasionally?

If you have lots of financial transactions that require a full-time service provider, you can go ahead and hire one. If not, you should consider hiring an accounting pro online or getting an accounting firm to send any of the professionals you need regularly.