Your business accountant or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) generally does a great job - He is acting as a historian since he puts in all the historical information that you did that year. However, he or she is not able to do real Strategic Tax Planning- Its forward thinking - it requires licensing and more education such as master's and doctorate degrees of jurisdictional tax and other Letters of Expertise. The CPA has certification, not licensing. He or She took a long test to get that certification. The work our companies do is wonderfully complementary to the CPA work - They are not competition to them.