Congleton-based accountancy firm, Paul Austen Associates has launched an innovative Amazon skill, Tax Guru, to provide expert advice on personal and business tax.
A first of its kind, the Tax Guru has been developed to help businesses with everyday tax advice including information on the recent GDPR legislation and money saving business tips. The accountancy business, with offices in Congleton and Stoke, designed the skill as a welcome alternative for businesses that want to learn more about tax savings.
Currently available to download for free, the skill can be enabled via the Amazon Alexa app for use on the Echo and Dot devices and activated by asking Alexa to ‘open the Tax Guru’. From Income Tax to VAT and Corporation Tax, this unique skill can answer a variety of questions to help individuals gain the knowledge needed. For example, simply ask, “Alexa, tell me about tax relief on cars” for an in-depth informative answer.
Paul Austen commented:
“The app has been developed with the aim of supporting small, local businesses and individuals who don’t have the resources to appoint professional support, as well as those looking for a quick response to an immediate question. Tax is a complex system and I hope this app will help people to get a better understanding of the rules and regulations that impact themselves and their business.”
To install Tax Guru, go to the Amazon Alexa app and search ‘Tax Guru’ in the skills section. Enable the skill to install the app on your Echo device and once complete, ask Alexa to open the Tax Guru app.
Paul Austen Associates assist individual and corporate clients in the management of their finances offering a full bookkeeping service, management reports and assisting and informing on payroll and VAT services.
The firm is located on Wagg Street in Congleton and Cemetery Road, Stoke on Trent.