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PW Advisors LLC
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PW Advisors LLC
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Exceptional 5.0

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Exceptional 5.0

(23)

Individual Tax Preparation, Business Tax Preparation

Offers remote services
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Bernal Heights, CA
David B. says, "I was in dire need of a new accountant and a close friend introduced me to J & J Tax Advisors. Joey was a breath of fresh air. Not only is he a master in his craft, but he’s also extremely patient and thorough when it comes to breaking everything down for me. Accounting isn’t my favorite subject (I hate accounting) so sometimes I need things repeated more than once, but Joey had absolutely no problem ensuring I understood everything that was going on. His response time is excellent and his professionalism is beyond words. Thank you Joey for all your help! I’ll definitely be referring my family and friends your way."See more

$500

estimated cost

$500

estimated cost

David B. says, "I was in dire need of a new accountant and a close friend introduced me to J & J Tax Advisors. Joey was a breath of fresh air. Not only is he a master in his craft, but he’s also extremely patient and thorough when it comes to breaking everything down for me. Accounting isn’t my favorite subject (I hate accounting) so sometimes I need things repeated more than once, but Joey had absolutely no problem ensuring I understood everything that was going on. His response time is excellent and his professionalism is beyond words. Thank you Joey for all your help! I’ll definitely be referring my family and friends your way."
Avatar for Rental property taxes, CPA
Avatar for Rental property taxes, CPA
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Rental property taxes, CPA
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Rental property taxes, CPA
Great 4.7

(12)

Great 4.7

(12)

Business Tax Preparation, Accounting, Individual Tax Preparation

Great value
Offers remote services
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Bernal Heights, CA
Eli W. says, "Sean and team supported me when I got an IRS Letter (CP2000 Notice). I panic at first when I got the letter, but once I read their article and met witth them on video chat I felt a lot better. Sean helped me undertand the reason I got the notice, helped me gather all of the documents, drafted a response letter, and sent it. The IRS canceled the proposed amount they said I owed. Really happy with how everything went and that I didn't pay the amount the IRS said I owed in the letter. Now, I'm working with Sean on all of my future tax returns so I don't get in this situation again with my rental property."See more

$299

starting cost

$299

starting cost

Eli W. says, "Sean and team supported me when I got an IRS Letter (CP2000 Notice). I panic at first when I got the letter, but once I read their article and met witth them on video chat I felt a lot better. Sean helped me undertand the reason I got the notice, helped me gather all of the documents, drafted a response letter, and sent it. The IRS canceled the proposed amount they said I owed. Really happy with how everything went and that I didn't pay the amount the IRS said I owed in the letter. Now, I'm working with Sean on all of my future tax returns so I don't get in this situation again with my rental property."

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do accountants charge for tax help?

On average, individual tax preparation services cost $242, and prices typically range from $137- $454. However, many factors can impact how much an accountant will charge you for tax assistance. For an accurate price estimate, request quotes from several certified public accountants (CPAs) near you. 

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.  

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a tax preparer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to conduct an appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic is virtually, as this will ensure that you remain within the CDC's social distancing guidelines.

Ask tax professional near you if they would be willing to give a consultation via phone call, Zoom, Skype or other video conferencing software to discuss the scope of work. Also, ask them how they handle payments and whether they will be able to conduct all of their services remotely.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a tax preparer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a tax preparer near you, ask if the tax preparation can be handled remotely. Most accounting firms and tax preparers may be willing to offer this. Before you hire a tax preparer, contact them and ask about their procedure for working virtually. 

How can I find out if a tax preparer os considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out which services are deemed essential in your area, visit the official government website of your state or city and look for information about essential services.

For information on a national level, visit CISA’s publication on critical infrastructure workers. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Do tax preparers offer remote or virtual services?

Contact local CPAs or tax professionals to see if they can offer their services without in-person contact. Many firms can operate remotely or virtually, and others that typically operate face-to-face may be changing their procedures to keep up with social distancing guidelines. 

Does a tax preparer need to enter my home?

It is not typically necessary for a tax preparer to enter your home. Many CPAs and tax professionals operate remotely. Ask the tax professional if they can conduct their services remotely, and see what precautions they have in place during social distancing.

Reviews for Bernal Heights bookkeepers
Maria F.
Corina is helping me with full charge bookkeeping and accounting for my real estate business. She’s very professional, efficient and knowledgeable. I truly recommend her, she’s trustworthy!
CFC Business SolutionsCFC Business Solutions
Thesia B.
As a busy entrepreneur with 4 companies JNM Associates handles the bookkeeping for all 4 of my companies and the intricacies associated with that. JNM Associates is professional and I have peace of mind that they keep me on track.
Safwat & Marston Inc.Safwat & Marston Inc.
Greg G.
Finding a great bookkeeper for your small business is never easy. I interviewed and tried many so I'm almost afraid to post this review because I don't want the secret to get out and lose him!
ARETERA CorporationARETERA Corporation
Kamir K.
One of the smartest and hardest working accountants in Bay Area. Safwat goes above and beyond for your business and removes all the hassles for a founder towards bookkeeping and tax prep. Most importantly he is a genuine person who is amazing relationship builder. If you are looking for a long term partner for your finances, then Safwat is your guy.
Safwat & Marston Inc,CPASafwat & Marston Inc,CPA
Kelly S.
Edward was able to help me solve some challenges with my books. He took the time to understand the context of my problem and then provided expert services with a positive and patient attitude. Accounting and bookkeeping can be difficult when it is not your strength, but Edward made the information easy to understand. He is also extremely responsive. I would highly recommend Edward for ongoing or one-off projects, I would definitely work with him again!
ARETERA CorporationARETERA Corporation
Thumbtack Customer
Sherazade was amazing to work with! Her rates are very reasonable and she is extremely knowledgeable about bookkeeping and quickbooks. I needed someone to help me clean up the past year of my books and to teach me how to do it myself going forward. We accomplished both tasks in the course of 6.5 hours (while someone else quoted me around 48+ hours of work at a much higher rate!) I am so thankful that I found Scherazade!
InSource Business ConsultingInSource Business Consulting
Zeki A.
Corina is an Orgnaized, committed, efficient professional. We are soo glad we hired her to come in and get our Accounting and Bookkeeping in order. She has taken our previously inefficient and un-organized system and made it a very efficient, streamlined system. Unlike inn the past, now all our invoicing, tracking, vendors etc are all getting billed and paid in a timely manner. Aging and balance sheet reports are a one stop process, and Corina is efficient, timely and RESPONSIVE to all emails on a daily basis. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. She is a lifesaver and certainly has Saved us alot of time and money through her efficient, organized and Committed, passionate service. We are Lucky we found her and you will be too!
CFC Business SolutionsCFC Business Solutions
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