Tax consulting can be offered by tax advisors as well as lawyers and auditors.
In the case of private individuals, it is first of all a matter of whether or not the preparation of the income tax return is voluntary. If you have to file a tax return, you should check whether the expected tax refund is in proportion to the tax consultancy costs. Here it helps to determine the expected tax consultant costs with our computer.
Unfortunately, it is only with the receipt of the tax return that it is possible to say exactly whether the tax advisor has really paid off. That's the problem! However, it is hardly worthwhile to consult with normal employees, as the tax consultant costs often eat up the expected tax refund almost completely. Most tax exemptions can also be researched on the Internet with little time expenditure and asserted in the tax return.
If, on the other hand, you have income from various activities such as business activities and/or income from self-employment, then tax advice can actually be worthwhile. If you don't know anything about accounting and tax law, you should definitely turn to a tax consultant. Those who do not comply with the legal obligations will get into trouble very quickly.
Whether or not you need a tax consultant depends not only on your accounting and tax law knowledge. Especially freelancers and self-employed persons can hardly get around a consultation. A tax consultant will help you with the preparation of the revenue-surplus calculation (EÜR) and the profit calculation. Most of the time he finds deductible costs that most self-employed persons would not have claimed on their own.
In addition, tax consultants and auditors not only provide advice, they also take on ongoing tasks such as bookkeeping and payroll accounting.