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What Your CPA Isn't Telling You At Entrepreneur magazine's Growth Conference this year, CPA and attorney Mark Kohler explained to an audience of entrepreneurs the importance of finding the right accountant for your business.

By Andrea Huspeni

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For individuals, tax season is behind them, but for business owners, taxes are a year-round ordeal.

From gathering receipts to keeping track of accounts payable and getting those quarterly tax filings in on time, overseeing a business's finances can be overwhelming for anyone. But the difference between it being a manageable task (and a possible money saver) and a complete nightmare often depends on the accountant you hire.

At Entrepreneur magazines's Growth Conference in New Orleans this year, CPA and attorney Mark Kohler, spoke about the importance of finding a CPA that is supportive, helps you make good decisions and wants to help you succeed.

Related Book: What Your CPA Isn't Telling You

Related: 5 Easy Ways to Take Control of Bookkeeping Without Wasting Your Time

"A good CPA should say, 'let's write off everything,'" Kohler said.

Music to an entrepreneur's ears.

Want to know some of Kohler's tricks for writing off upwards of $12,000 a year? Check out the video.

Oh, and for those entrepreneurs who want to get an all-expense paid trip to Entrepreneur magazines's 2015 Growth conference, receive two additional roundtrip tickets within the continental U.S., a $500 gift certificate from UPS and other goodies AND be awarded the coveted Entrepreneur of 2014 prize, apply here by June 17.

Related: Why Missing Quarterly Tax Deposits Can Devastate Your Business

Andrea Huspeni

Founder of This Dog's Life

Andrea Huspeni is the former special projects director at Entrepreneur.com and the founder of This Dog's Life.

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