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How much should I agree to pay per hour for someone to do my book keeping ?

(4 Posts)
OnEdge Thu 20-Oct-11 06:56:43

I have my own small business, but I am struggling to do my accounts because I also have 3 young children. A friend has offered to do my book keeping and my tax return. How much should I pay her by the hour to do this ?

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 20-Oct-11 07:43:36

Suggest you check local agencies and benchmark some prices.

LouRoucas Fri 21-Oct-11 12:59:41

A professional would charge about £25 per hour in the southeast.

Lizcat Fri 21-Oct-11 13:41:48

I would check agencies and I would think long and hard about the tax return being filled in by someone who is not yourself and not a tax specialist. If you have simple accounts it is really very easy and I did it for many years. Now I have more complex affairs the money I spend on my tax accountant is worth every penny.

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