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Ralph Mullins, CPA
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Rob S.
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I found Mr. Mullins on Thumbtack. He was quick to respond to my request for tax prep and understood my needs. Our taxes were not overly complicated, but we did have a few scenarios that made navigating your standard online tax tool a bit tricky. Ralph is professional, timely, communicates well and most importantly...accurate. I would definitely recommend Ralph Mullins and will certainly use him again in the future. r.s.

  • 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
Jeremy H.
Verified review

Sharon was fantastic to work with, she was fast and efficient in helping me collect all the information to finish my taxes. Her knowledge of online business was very helpful in assuring my taxes were filled out properly. I will be returning with all my future taxes requests.

MB Success Strategies
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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MB Success Strategies has more than a decade of experience providing economical tax preparation services. We offer accurate processing, quick turnaround and excellent customer service. We take great pride in our attention to detail, staying up to date with regular training in the latest tax laws and methods. We use the option of electronic filing to allow you to complete the process swiftly.

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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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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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We do tax preparation and e-filing for individual and small business tax returns only. We offer refund anticipation loans, electronic refund checks, electric refund deposits, and direct deposits. Loans are available within 12 to 24 hours, and the other products are available in 8 to 15 days.

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We offer income tax preparation for individuals, businesses—small and large—to include corporations. If it's a tax return, we can handle it. We also provide sales tax reporting and payroll reporting services. We have over 30 years of experience in any type of tax preparation anyone might need. Customer satisfaction is our goal!

  • 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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Peters & Associates, L.L.C. is a firm that specializes in tax preparation, grant writing, resume writing, and business consulting.

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.

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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