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Tinas Taxes
4.9
from 135 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 217 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle S.
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Tina made me feel completely comfortable while i was totally nervous with past due taxes. She knows her business and gets the job done! Her knowledge will help you through all your tax needs. I had best experience and I will refer anyone who needs tax and bookkeeping services to her.

Alexx S Chesney,EA
4.8
from 27 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
Paul W.
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I interviewed three individuals for assistance with my taxes and bookkeeping. Alexx was the the most responsive with the best experience and best advice. She also knew her tax laws better than the other two.

Micky's Accounting Service
4.5
from 21 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Darren I.
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I have always had very happy with Micky's service! She not only got my books in order, but explained to me as she went along. Most accountants don't tell you how to fix problems, they just fix them so you have to keep coming back. She helped me avoid future mistakes by her training as she made corrections. Highly recommend her professionalism and excellent service!

CRT Associates
5.0
from 16 reviews
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
Gary S.
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CRT Associates has been my tax preparer for the last eighteen years, both business and personal. Knowledge is unsurpassed in both areas. Unparalleled integrity and reliability. Client oriented service with a fair and equitable pricing structure.I highly recommend CRT, without any reservations.

  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christine S.
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Denise has been doing our family and small business taxes for 4 years now. We are very happy with her work. She is honest and cares about her clients as people not just $$ or "a body through the door." Her customer service along with her professionalism is what keeps us coming back. We would recommend Denise for tax service. She always gets the job done at 100% and we know we are getting the most from our return which is important when you are dealing with your hard earned money. Our experiences with Bookkeeping, Payroll, and Tax Services have always been awesome and we look forward to working with her for years to come.

Count4u
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Betty A.
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Merry Campbell is the financial professional you need on your team, to grow your business, streamline your accounting practices, and increase your bottom line. I have consulted with Merry on many successful business ventures and have enjoyed the experience of working and learning from her. She is a dedicated professional with years of professional experience in business, management, corporate bookkeeping, and tax preparation. She has also helped countless small business and individuals get their financial plans rolling and in place and she can help you too. The reasons you need Merry Campbell involved with your business or individual finances on a professional level are countless, but the most compelling reason to have her on your team is her unwavering personal standards of integrity, honesty and loyalty. Betty Anderson Operations Manager

Kerry T.
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Worked for us for 3-4 years. Very very smart. Very interesting unconventional person.

Carol Hafer, EA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 44 years in business
STAN C.
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Carol has been doing our business taxes for the last 7 years. She works hard to make sure every thing is done perfectly. We have quite complicated forms, way above my head, but she explains it all and is patient with us. Thank you!

Suzie's Bookkeeping Service
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Penasquitos Auto Repair S.
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Outstanding. I have been using Suzies Bookeeping Service for years now and she always does a great job.

  • 33 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Carol M.
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Carolyn Brand helped our company (C-Corporation) catch up on overdue tax returns several years ago and has done bookkeeping, tax returns and consulting for us every year since; not only for our company, but personally. She is definitely a smart, efficient, honest and caring person. We enjoy working with her and highly recommend her.

  • 7 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Wendy S.
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Mr. Smith has helped me with some booking keeping situations and has done my taxes for the past couple of years. I've found Mr. Smith to be highly resourceful and professional. He keeps costs low while achieving requested work load. His 30 years of professional corporate work and charitable contributions help provide his clients with a broad scope of expertise. If he doesn't have the answer he will get it!

  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David H.
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I've become a big believer in letting the experts be the experts. The more I delegate tasks I'm not good at to the pros who are the more time I have to spend on what I'm actually good at. Bookkeeping and accounting is nowhere near my unique ability which is why I'm so happy I found Pablo. He reminds me to let the pros be the pros. Pablo has all of the current expertise demanded to use the multiple software platforms, he has the years of experience as an accountant which make him so knowledgeable, and what I like most is his ability to explain it all in way that I can understand. Which probably explains his role as a teacher and is the biggest indicator of his value. When you can explain something complicated to anyone you truly understand your craft. Do yourself and your life a favor and contact Pablo.

Creative Back Office
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Bettina T.
Verified review

We have met twice now and I feel as if we've made a lot of headway. Cory is sharp and immediately understood my business and what I am trying to accomplish with my bookkeeping goals.

Jaec Consulting Inc
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Leslie A.
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As an event planner, I'm good at all sorts of things, but bookkeeping is not one of them. I struggled to file receipts, log miles, and track reimbursements. I constantly told myself to set aside a day (or two or five) to get it all together. With a demanding schedule, it was difficult to find the time for it, and let's be honest, I wasn't trying hard to make the time either. I needed help. One wonderful day, I met Jennifer at Black Number Bookkeeping. She is right combination of fun, personable, and professional. Most importantly, she knows what she's doing and loves it! She helped me organize my finances in a way that is both simple and manageable, which saves me a lot of time to do the things I am good at (like throwing awesome parties!). The best part about it is that it's all virtual. Thank you Jennifer and Black Number Bookkeeping for saving me. I am no longer swimming in my receipts!

  • 12 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Wendi R.
Verified review

I have always been able to rely on Paul to thoughtfully answer my questions about personal finances, have appreciated his guidance before making investment decisions, and, of course, am grateful for his tax preparation services. Paul possesses solid accounting skills, is professional and timely in his communication, and is able to put me at ease by explaining financial details at my level of understanding. I highly recommend Paul and San Diego Tax and Bookkeeping, Inc.!

CapForge Bookkeeping & More
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Lucky L.
Verified review

I highly recommend CapForge Bookkeeping & More for your bookkeeping. A happy client recommended CapForge since my books needed a cleanup. As the business grows, the book needed a change. I’m impressed how smooth the transition was. I’m getting more educated, so it’s getting easier and easier for me to understand my books. It’s very helpful to be able to talk to CapForge on a short notice if I have a question and they’re responsive to my emails. My book got cleaned up going back to 2017. I asked Matt for his professional advice, and he knew exactly what I wanted. We talked about it, he made changes right away and sent me the updated profit and loss statement the next day. I’m now able to see clearly how much the business grows. Now I can estimate and get a good idea what the business worth if I decide to sell one day. It’s very helpful. So far I’m very happy I made the change. It seems like I can save time and concentrate on growing my business without worrying because I have peace of mind my bookkeeping is in good hands. Thank you CapForge! Matt, Katie, and Jennifer are a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend CapForge Bookkeeping & More for your bookkeeping. – Lucky Life Corp

BEAM
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 23 years in business
Teresa S.
Verified review

Professional, reliable and super knowledgeable!!!! Always available to assist with simple problems to touch ones! Highly recommend Beam's services!!!!!! Annie is the BEST!!!!!!

Del Rey Business Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Blanca M.
Verified review

I met Reyna in 2013 when I asked her to help me with my personal taxes and bookkeeping. I had a mess to be honest and I was happily surprised at how knowledgeable she is and how she helped me organize everything. I would highly recommend her for taxes and/or bookkeeping services.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leo R.
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Naomi has provided quality/professional services. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for bookkeeping and payroll support. She has been extremely helpful in providing the necessary reports/forms to complete my quarterly tax filing. THANKS NAOMI...

Kay Chung, CPA
5.0
from 1 review
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
Verified review

I wasn't sure what to expect, but was overjoyed with my experience. Kay was efficient, responsive, thorough, and got back to me quickly with answers to all my questions. She was kind, helpful, and the excellent service had an affordable price tag. The office isn't elegant, the location isn't fancy, but the work done was excellent. I will definitely be using her services again!

  • 9 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Mathew J.
Verified review

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Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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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Need Tax Preparation

Encinitas, CA

  • Entity type
  • Services needed
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    I'm an independent contractor who just moved to the US from Canada
  • $200
    Average price

Need tax preparation

Encinitas, CA

  • Entity type
  • Services needed
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    2014 year. Federal Extension filed. Need State and Fed. Income 30,000
  • $141.67
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Need an Accountant

Encinitas, CA

  • Accounting needs
  • Annual sales/income
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    Just need someone to do payroll and quarterly sales tax
  • $45
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