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Decatur Accountants

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  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lesley R.
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Roxanne, with Blue Accounting, prepared my taxes for me and did a wonderful job at an affordable price! She made an otherwise dreaded process much easier and pretty painless. She is thorough, friendly, and very easy to work with. I would highly recommend Blue Accounting to anyone looking for help with their taxes.

  • 29 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher W.
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Excellent and professional service!!

Michelle C.
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As a new business owner, they have provided a wealth of information. They always respond quickly to any questions I have. They also do an excellent job reminding me when certain things are due. I highly rwcommend this accountanting firm. - Michelle C.

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I offer the following services: * Accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services for small businesses * Daily money manager * QuickBooks setup, coaching and support * Bank reconciliations * A/R and A/P * Payroll tax filings * 1099s and W-2s * Sales tax filings * Small business tax returns * Small individual tax returns * Helping small businesses improve profitability I am an accountant. I do QuickBooks, payroll and tax! I enjoy working with clients as their business partner to utilize the information on their financial statements to help them make better business decisions. I provide extensive business services to clients in a wide range of industries and professions. I have extensive experience in working with business owners to maximize cash flow and minimize taxes, while allowing them to concentrate on growing and expanding their business. I provide training in accounts receivable, payable and payroll processing, monitoring accounting transactions to assure payroll and sales and use tax compliance. I do preparation of individual, as well as business tax returns.

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Blueacct.com offers tax preparation and a full range of accounting services online and via our mobile office to individuals and small businesses. Our experts simplify your accounting process and provide a convenient and affordable way to take care of your accounting & tax preparation needs.

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We offer the following: * Public accounting and consulting in small business tax and accounting systems * Preparation of compiled, audited or reviewed financial statements * Accounting information systems design and support * Estate planning and estate return preparation * Nonprofit tax filing and audit If it is in the accounting realm, we can help you.

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Accounting Services Our firm offers a complete range of accounting services, including receivables, payable, and payroll management. We prepare financial statements in accordance with the IRS guidelines for use by banks, investors, and other third parties. Our firm will also prepare custom financial reports for internal managerial use. Payroll Services When it comes to paying employees, laws and the IRS have made the payroll function a time-consuming nightmare for the small business owner. Small business owners spend an average of eight hours a month, performing payroll functions. That's 12 full days a year that could be spent generating sales, prospecting new business opportunities, improving products or services, or servicing customers. We offer payroll solutions that meet your business' needs and enable you to spend time doing what you do best -- running your company. Tax Services Preparing your own income tax return can be a task that leaves you with more questions than answers. According to a study released by the US Government's General Accounting Office last year, most taxpayers (77% of 71 million taxpayers) believe they benefited from using a professional tax preparer. Whether we like it or not, today's tax laws are so complicated that filing a relatively simple return can be confusing. It is just too easy to overlook deductions and credits to which you are entitled. Even if you use a computer software program, there's no substitute for the assistance of an experienced tax professional.

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I provide accounting, bookkeeping and monthly/quarterly/annual tax assistance to small businesses and individuals in the area of Phil Campbell/ Haleyville, AL. I specialize in all types of individual and corporate accounting and record keeping. As a 2007 graduate of the University of North Alabama's Accounting program, I have over 8 years of professional work experience in both public and private accounting for individuals and corporations with gross income ranges from $500 to over $5M annually. Do you need a set of financial records created from a corporate checkbook or from that box of receipts in your truck? Do you own or are interested in QuickBooks software that either hasn't been setup or that you don't feel you are utilizing to capacity? Need assistance with your Alabama and local Sales/Use tax, Payroll tax, Personal Property tax, or Heavy Vehicle Use tax? I'd love to help you run your business with fewer worries and more accurate information!

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Providing quality, cost-effective accounting solutions for business owners is our specialty. We offer the following services at extremely competitive prices: QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor consult, payroll, sales tax, income tax, privilege tax, personal property tax, business license, business set-up, bookkeeping, financial statement preparation, asset management, and advising.

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  • 16 years in business
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Most work by our firm is performed by a CPA with nearly 40 years experience. That allows us to complete tasks faster and provide you with the benefit of our experience. We have one of the few people in the region that is advanced certified in QuickBooks desktop and Online. He is also certified in QuickBooks Enterprise Systems.

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We are a firm large enough to offer a full array of accounting, taxation, and consulting services, but small enough to know you on a personal level. Our firm started years ago as a small operation, and we have grown into a top-notch accounting firm with credentials and experience that will help you grow your financial future. Whether you need accounting, tax planning, tax return preparation, small business consulting, or a full complement of other individualized services, we will give you the full resources you would expect only from a large accounting firm while maintaining the personal touch. Our firm will focus on your unique tax and accounting and consulting needs. For expert, accurate, and reliable service from accountants that care about you, choose JRM Accounting, LLC. for all of your tax, payroll and bookkeeping needs. Our accounting company offers expert bookkeeping and tax filing services for individuals and small businesses. Our rates are very competitive and our customer service gives each individual one-on-one attention to ensure that we are all on the same page. Review our services we offer below and give us a call with any questions you may have. • Accounting services • Payroll services • Tax services

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We do full bookkeeping for small business, as well as tax and payroll. we help with cost controls in many industries, including restaurants.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

Who can file my taxes?

Any individual with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN) is eligible to file your income taxes on your behalf. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean they will be the best candidate to provide the help you need with your income tax preparation. The IRS explains that CPAs, attorneys and enrolled agents are all allowed to legally represent their clients before the IRS. They have a more thorough understanding of tax code than an individual operating solely with a PTIN or an Annual Filing Season Program participant who provides their services on a volunteer basis. Consider the complexity of your tax return and what level of expertise you’ll require. Before entrusting someone with your private financial and personal information, do some research on their qualifications. The IRS has a searchable database where you can verify the background and credentials of your income tax preparation professional. Once you have selected someone, ask about their service fees and confirm their availability. Then provide them with all the documentation they require, including W-2s, 1099s and more. Always ask to review the paperwork before it is submitted, and never sign a blank tax return.

What is an accountant?

Accountants are financial professionals who have received an accounting degree from a four-year university or college. By trade, accountants prepare, maintain and examine the financial statements of an individual, business or institution. An accountant prepares reports for tax purposes and can also perform audits of public companies. Common tasks include creating budgets, analyzing profits and losses of a company, processing payroll, preparing financial statements for company leadership, and creating and maintaining financial database systems for a company.    

Accountants do not automatically have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation unless they have passed the Uniform CPA Examination and received the proper license. Regardless of whether they are CPA certified or not, accountants can assist businesses and individuals with bookkeeping and financial reporting, while CPAs are more knowledgeable in tax codes as a result of the CPA licensing examination and continuing education requirements. CPAs are also eligible to represent clients before the IRS if audit support is required, while a non-CPA accountant is not. Academic background, years in the field and professional reputation all can affect an accountant’s rates.

Check out the average hourly rate for accounting services in your area.

How much does it cost to hire an accountant?

Accountants’ rates vary based on their education, licenses, experience, and the work for which they are being hired. An accountant may charge an hourly rate when a company or individual needs their services on a short-term basis, such as when performing an audit or requesting assistance setting up a financial database or process. Hourly rates can range as widely as $40 per hour to $300 or more per hour, depending on your geographic location and the accountant. Check out the average hourly rate for accounting services in your region.

Accountants may offer a package rate for weekly, monthly or annual services to reward ongoing customers. Many accountants offer online services where small businesses can access online accounting software and payroll assistance, and the accountant — for a monthly or other recurring fee — provides financial analysis and reporting of their numbers. For basic monthly accounting services, an accountant might charge anywhere from $75 to $500 or more, depending on what was included in a given package, the size of the client’s business, and the complexity of work requested. Nationally, full-time staff accountants earn between $40,000 and $80,000, depending on experience and other factors.

How much does it cost to get taxes done?

Hiring a professional to help with income tax preparation can be priceless. Pro help can mean no mistakes and a maximized tax return. The cost to get your income taxes done depends on the professional you hire. Tax attorneys or in-demand CPAs will often have the highest rates for their services. Next in the pricing tier are enrolled agents, who will usually have higher rates than individuals solely working with a preparer tax identification number (PTIN). Nationally, the average cost of income tax preparation ranges from $150 to $190. Income tax preparation prices can also vary based on where you live and the complexity of your tax returns. Here are some examples of average income tax preparation prices from an enrolled agent:  

  • Taxpayers filing only a W-2 tax form: $50.
  • Taxpayers filing a W-2 along with additional tax forms such 1099-INT and 1098-E: $150.
  • Taxpayers with several tax forms and one or two additional considerations such as a rental property, investment transactions, K-1 income, 1099-MISC or a simple small business: $225.
  • Taxpayers with multiple activities (rentals, K-1 income, small business, etc.), several stock transactions and more: $395.

Nationally, the average hourly rate nationally for a tax prep professional ranges between $150 and $450.  

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