Whether or not a business needs an accountant to prepare its tax returns depends on a number of factors. For small businesses with relatively simple tax situations, it may be possible to do the tax return themselves using online tax software or other tools. However, for larger businesses with more complex tax situations, or for business owners who are not confident in their ability to accurately prepare a tax return, it may be advisable to hire an accountant. A qualified accountant can help ensure that all relevant tax laws and regulations are adhered to, identify potential tax deductions and credits, and provide advice on tax planning strategies to help minimise tax liability. Additionally, using an accountant can help save time and reduce the risk of errors on the tax return, which can ultimately help avoid penalties or other consequences from the tax authorities.