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Berkeley Income Tax Preparation Services

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  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hantao W.
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I hired Brian as my tax preparer this year. He is patient, professional, and he will always respond to my questions with detailed explanation within 24 hours.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
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Ana S.
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I made an initial appointment with Jay on February 27, 2017. I found him to be very professional and knowledgeable. He asked the necessary questions to help me with my income tax. On March 8, 2017, as scheduled, Jay completed my tax returns. He carefully explained the details to me and also informed me that he scanned my doc so that I can keep the originals for record keeping purposes. He was thorough and detailed in his explanation. I am very pleased with his service and will continue using his services. I will definitely recommend him to friends and family!

Mt Diablo Tax Pros
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Margaret H.
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Prepared my 2016 tax returns. It was obvious how knowledgeable Mr. Rondini was through out the process. He was very easy to work with and extremely helpful in his explanation of the various entries/forms and attachments. It was a pleasure working with him.

  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel A.
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Filed my first ever 1040 tax form with her! She is the best. Made sure what kind of forms I had so I can file it into my 1040 form. I highly recommend her!

  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Steve G.
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Edward and his staff came in and fine tuned our processes which created a more efficient and accurate system. We now have top level detailed reporting to better manage the business. ABS also filed our annual income tax for much less than what we were use to paying. Great job ABS!

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cass G.
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Excellent financial advice and planning. I am very happy with the direction of the investments that Michael has recommended. Added bonus of tax preparation at no additional cost is just fabulous. I really appreciate Michael's no nonsense approach with easy to understand explanations of the types of investment options and his well rounded approach to both long term and short term with considerations for low/medium/high risk opportunities. His continued watch of the economy and financial atmosphere is very comforting

Franklin Tax Solutions
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Marilyn C.
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Mr. Smith is very competent, prompt and accurate. You could not ask for a better tax preparer. He has done my takes for the past several years and I have been extremely satisfied.

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Rahim Shakoor
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
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Robert M.
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The past few years I have doing my taxes with Turbo tax, but this year I decided to get professional help. I'm glad that I did. Rahim is very courteous, professional, thorough and reasonably priced. He also showed me how the new tax law will affect my wife and I in 2018 and how we can prepare for the changes. I would definitely recommend Rahim for tax preparation services.

  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Sigrid J.
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Ms. Smith provided excellent tax preparation services. Efficient , yet personable ,reasonably priced in a pleasant office, she made an otherwise unpleasant chore, enjoyable . I will be back. Draw back: difficult parking situation , all metered , with street sweeping restrictions . Building access is also restricted with insufficient directoy.

WD Mobile Accounting & Tax
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne G.
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Darrell at WD Tax Service prepared my 2015 Federal and State Income Tax Return. Darrell was very professional, well versed in what I could and could not deduct and timely. Pricing at WD Tax Service was reasonable and on par to others in the area. With tax season right around the corner I am certain I will contact WD Tax Service and Darrell again.

Hayes Accounting Solutions
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Jerry M.
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We hired Daniel more than 2 years ago to straighten our QuickBooks program. Daniel completely remapped QuickBooks and got our financials straightened out. We have retained Daniel to assist us in all aspects of our accounting, including preparing our taxes. Since he is a QuickBooks expert, we have been able to drop the QuickBooks support plan, saving us a substantial amount of money. Whenever we have a question or a problem, Daniel always promptly gets us back on track. Whenever we are considering a new program that interfaces with QuickBooks, we always ask Daniel to review the program before we implement it. We are very happy with Daniel, and hope to have a long professional relationship with him.

ALTIUS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jan T.
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I rarely write online reviews. However, my experience with Allen preparing my tax returns has been so positive that I want to make sure everyone knows. My interaction with Allen has been exemplary. Allen has prepared tax returns for our family for many years with complete satisfaction. He is extremely knowledgeable and articulate in explaining tax complexities and nuances that can be difficult to understand. More importantly, he takes the time to understand our situation every year and genuinely respects our concerns. As a client, Allen returns all my phone calls promptly and takes the time to explain and review all my inquiries. His customer service is stellar!!! I would highly recommend Allen, and in fact, I have already done so. ~Jan T

JG Bookkeeping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan J.
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Jeannene Glass is very wonderful to work with. She helped me and my Girlfriend with my Girlfriends tax return this year, and also helped us to understand what we need to do, Tax wise, in starting our new business. She was efficient, thorough, knowledgeable and very kind throughout the whole process (even with us asking many questions). We look forward to working with Jeannene more in the future.

Liberty Tax Service
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
Sanjeet K.
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The staff at Liberty Tax were GREAT!!!! Talk about professionalism and friendly...they made my day!!!! I will be their lifetime client.

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We are knowledgeable and inefficient in payroll, bookkeeping and tax preparation.

  • 4 years in business
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-Accounts Payable -Accounts Receivable -Payroll -Account Reconciliation -Monthly Closing -individual Tax Filing

About

I am a bookkeeper, tax preparer and accountant. Contact me by email for a free consultation. I am available for temporary, short-term and long-term contracts, part-time or permanent jobs. I am available to provide the following services: * full-cycle bookkeeping – processing information and producing financial statements for business entities: sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and C and S corporations * tax return preparation – annual preparation for sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs and C and S corporations * accounts payable – processing, evaluating, streamlining, and documenting * accounts receivable - processing, evaluating, streamlining, and documenting * fixed assets – set-up and maintenance of fixed asset records * bank reconciliations – personal and/or business * financial reports – for the purpose of obtaining business financing * property tax returns – processing annual business return * payroll - including federal and state tax preparation * sales tax returns – annual, quarterly and monthly returns * QuickBooks – train staff to set up and process financial information; clean up records for accurate financial information * 1099 processing – process annual contractors' 1099s Education, Experience and Skills: - 20+ years in corporate America - BS in business accounting from the University of Phoenix - professional bookkeeper certification - professional QuickBooks certification - CTEC tax preparer - software: Great Plains, MAS 200, QuickBooks, JD Edwards - programs: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Print Shop

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We are aggressive tax preparers. We help you save every nickel and dime in taxes since the government will tax every single nickel and dime. We offer a free analysis of your tax return and locate where money has been left on the table. We will also take care of the box of receipts and input it into QuickBooks and organize it. We will even pick up your receipts on a regular basis for free. Contact us for a free evaluation and assessment. Let us handle your tax headaches.

About

BA: UCD (ECN) M.S Taxation Golden Gate University I currently work preparing tax returns for individuals, corporations and partnerships and am the senior tax researcher at a CPA Firm, Kustov & Associates, Inc. (3 yrs.) I and interested for now in preparing only individual tax returns, from just W2s to more complex returns dealing with items such as foreign earned income and various dispositions, and reporting requirements. Sincerely, Nicholas Tedeschi

  • 12 years in business
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I try to get the best write offs possible for my clients. I ask every possible scenario, after all, if I don't ask, I don't know. If no one has ever asked you about specific write offs, how do you know if they are available to you.

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We provide payroll, bookkeeping, and income tax services to sole proprietors, partnerships, corporations, and LLCs.

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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