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Is your accountant helping your business---or upping your tax bill? Take a close look.

This story appears in the April 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

With the tax-filing season in full swing, it makes sense to take a good, hard look at your accountant and the work he or she has done for you over the past year. Is your accountant helping you save money? Is your business better off as a result of your accountant's recommendations? Don't let an old, familiar relationship lull you into a false sense of security.

Scrutinize all the services your accountant provides. Are you getting your money's worth? Perhaps your company has grown significantly from its start-up days and you now need a larger accounting firm that can provide more services than a one-or two-person shop.

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