Preparing your own tax return can be stressful at times, especially if you're faced with a financial situation that you're not entirely sure how to report on the tax forms. When selecting a tax preparer, it's important to stay focused on your goals and needs. Accountants usually develop specialize in certain types of financial situations. As a result, you may need to call around before finding someone who has the expertise you need.
I've written up a list of 9 questions to ask a tax accountant. The idea is that you should ask just enough questions to be sure that you find an experienced, competent tax accountant who specializes in the areas you need help with, and who believes in helping you to minimize your taxes