The best way to find an affordable accountant

Columnist David Lazarus answers your consumer questions in this one-minute video.

Jeff is having tax troubles. He says he owes money for missed payments.

Jeff met with an accountant who quoted a fee of $350 an hour for about 10 hours of work.

Jeff wants to know: How can you find an affordable tax pro?

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There are certainly plenty of places to look. You can search online, for example, and find numerous firms and professionals who say they can get you out of your tax hole.

Is this the best bet, or are there better ways to deal with a situation like this? And how much should a decent accountant cost?

For the answers, check out today’s Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question, email me at or contact me via Twitter @Davidlaz.