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Reliable Tax Services
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James E.
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I have used a CPA to prepare my tax returns for several years, but this time I used Avi Gadre, an IRS Enrolled Agent, and couldn't be more pleased. Avi is efficient, a good communicator, and easy to do business with. In addition, his fees are competitive and, from my point of view, well-justified. I recommend him without reservation. James Briggs

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  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doreen V.
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Brian prepared our tax return very efficiently. He was very friendly and courteous and well versed with our issues. Overall a trouble free experience.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rod W.
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Kathleen was willing to take our returns within a few days before the tax deadline. The 2015 refund she got for us exceeded the amounts I got from using Turbo Tax by 90%. She also helped us retrieve additional refunds due us from previous overpayments to both the feds and state of California.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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I stumbled onto Focus Accounting Firm through Thumbtack and hired Jay due to his responsiveness and willingness to help me in my situation. My husband and I usually prepare our own taxes but this year proved to be more complicated and challenging. Jay helped us out immensely and now I am so relieved. He was thorough yet handled the work quickly and efficiently for a reasonable price! We will be calling him again! Thanks Jay!

Mt Diablo Tax Pros
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Leah F.
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Jeffry Rondini provided expert advice and was very accommodating in scheduling time that I could meet.

  • 28 years in business
  • 33 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!

Quickbooks&Taxes
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria B.
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George took over both my bookkeeping and tax preparation. We had a lot of catching up to do and George was focused, knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, and timely. I could not have reconciled all those years without him! I highly recommend George for anyone's personal or business bookkeeping/tax prep needs.

Franklin Tax Solutions
4.7
from 16 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie Y.
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Ed was very thorough and knowledgeable when preparing our taxes. Nothing fancy, but he got the job done in a timely fashion. I would definitely recommend him.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Anne S.
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Michael is very friendly, knowledgeable, prompt, and affordable. I am very happy with the tax preparation service I received.

  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kris S.
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Tamika was fantastic, I needed assistance with tax preparation. She definitely was thorough and very efficient. I was in and out in about 1-1/2 hours. Great experience!!

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Rahim Shakoor
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
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Christopher M.
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Rahim was very nice, professional and helpful! He answered every question I had thoroughly and made the whole tax preparation process smooth, easy, and enjoyable. He is clear, concise, and very accurate with his work and I would recommend him to anyone!

American Tax Service
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Paras quickly determined my needs (even though I didn’t have a clue!) Shot off a business tax return to the federal government for all three of our partners, gave each of us a schedule k to file withour personal taxes, and gave recommendations for future compliance- He did this all for what he quoted on-line. I could not be happier with the service he provided!

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

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keira F.
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I had such a great experience! I was a little nervous, but the process was made so simple. The customer service was both professional and friendly. My tax professional was knowledgeable, and helped get me an extra $1000! They even have a student discount! I had a very pleasant experience, and would highly recommend!

Pegasus Tax & Accounting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert B.
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Betty was excellent, took care of all of my concerns. Very helpful and professional.

Vance Economic Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Margarita T.
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He responds to your tax issues as if he was doing his own.

  • 20 years in business
Dwayne L.
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I really wanted to thank you guys and let you know how much I appreciate all of your help. I had received a notice from the IRS which stated that I owed the government more than $25,000 in back taxes. This was quite shocking and I knew it must be a mistake because most of my taxes get deducted by the employer and I don’t make more than $50,000 per year. You guys really came through in the way you handled the IRS and helped keep them off my back. In the end I had to pay a little over $2,000 for perks and benefits received from employer but the taxes were no way near as high as the IRS made them out to be. 5 star auditing service.

McAllister & Co CPA's
5.0
from 1 review
    Jeff R.
    Verified review

    Bruce is great. He listens to my problems and always has a great recommendation for solving them. He helped us get our accounting system installed, HR systems in place, set up our company, prepared taxes and as we have grown, helped with complex business issues. Would not hesitate to recommend Bruce for any business help. He's not cheap, but well worth the price.

    Melanie J. Shaw, CPA

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      Need help with the upcoming deadline for your personal or business taxes? Experienced Tax CPA is available to assist you now. Give me a call to see how I may be of service to you today.

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        Liberty Tax Service

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          At Liberty, our clients are able to enjoy a fun and relaxing experience while we provide excellent customer service.

          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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