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  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Courtney T.
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Mr. Nagy reviewed a Tax Board letter, prepared two years of (late) Tax Returns and provided advice and a referral on an investment matter. HMr. Nagy was at all times professional, timely, communicative, courteous, patient and clear in what was needed. He completed the work within a very short period of time leaving a good margin in which to submit the required documents to the IRS and the State Tax Board. Mr. Nagy traveled some distance to my home for an initial meeting and to gather documents and repeated this when it was time to review the prepared returns and sign papers. In between he kept me appraised of each step and any items that were needed by e-mail. I was able to scan further documents that were required. Upon completion, Mr. Nagy provided cover letters for the Tax Returns and a clear statement of account. The work was more involved than originally anticipated therefore the cost was higher than estimated; I paid it happily. Mr. Nagy's level of service and professionalism was worth every penny. I will continue to use Mr. Nagy for all my future tax preparation. I hope it is a long time until he retires, this quality of service would be difficult to surpass.

  • 35 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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Robert makes the usually dreaded tax time easy. He has thoroughly and patiently answered any question I come up with. He is able to translate the minutiae into the big picture and I completely trust his advice.

  • 25 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Charles and Julie B.
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Don Corriea has prepared our taxes for years. We can trust him to do a careful and accurate filing. Our return has never been questioned. Don completes work promptly, so we get our refund quickly. We highly recommend Don for your tax preparation.

White Tax Services, LLC
from 12 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Stevi D.
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Amazing, attention to detail, organized, prompt, up to code, neat, fast and efficient! These are the things that come to mind immediately when I hear Cozette White. She has helped me so much in structuring my business, setting up accounts and making good business decisions to help me be "income tax" prepared. I absolutely love her!.

McDowell Associates
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Paul R.
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Very friendly and professional. She made easy for of what I thought was going to be a complicated tax return, getting us money back when I expected to owe.

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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Garrett made our tax preparation easy and quick. Came to our home to gather our information and came back for final signatures. Great service and saved us money too! Highly recommend!

LF Financial
from 1 review
  • 38 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kenesha M.
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Very informative and professional. Answered all of my questions and helped me through the process.

  • 20 years in business
Eric F.
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I was recently issued a tax lien on a residential property that I own. The notice read that failure to pay within 10 days would result in necessary legal action against me This really worried me and I had no idea what to do because I wasn’t aware of how and when liens are imposed. I was frantically searching online when I came across Legacy Tax Resolution Services. The representative examined my case and assured me that they would follow it and also clearly explained the possible conclusions that might emerge. Although I wasn’t able to obtain a complete removal of the lien, these guys did help me in settling the debt effectively. It was much relief at the end of the day!

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Jodie S.
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Lynne helped me catch up and with my college aged daughters tax return. She's extremely friendly and knew exactly what I needed. Thanks Lynne!

  • 10 years in business

I reduce your stress by taking care of that nagging Uncle Sam, you know, that annual drudgery of filing your tax return, and I will take care of those pestering notices he sends and when I do, I make sure what he gets is legitimately the lowest possible. So, let me prepare your tax returns; don't you already have enough stress?


We are a mobile tax service and we work one on one with Veterans.


I bring a decade of Corporate Accounting and Business Leadership to my clients. Topped with several decades of running and advising small businesses. My goal is to make your job as easy as possible.


We offer easy-to-use, fast, and secured tax preparation and e-file software services. With File Your Taxes, you can complete your personal income tax return online in just minutes, and it handles complex returns, too. Try the service for free; you only pay if you like the results.


I am cheap, effective and efficient. Save yourself some time by utilizing my services. I am also good at bookkeeping and tax filings. I do the odds and ends to help save you time.


Tax Assistance Group is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and comprised of experts in their respective fields in the tax industry. Our group of licensed tax professionals, enrolled agents, and certified public accountants, provide taxpayers, like you, the essential resources needed to organize a solid case with the IRS. With a personal tax team by your side, you can be rest assured that you have representation that will negotiate with the IRS to produce an affordable resolution.


The services that I provide are: prepare income tax returns, assist you with the paper work to obtain the taxpayer identification number, sell auto insurance, and sell religious objects like rosaries and statues. If we don't have the product on hand, we'll get it for you. Other products that we sell are Isoteric oils, candles, and sachets.


Evans Tax & Business Services, Inc. is one of the leading firms in and throughout Ventura, CA. Our professional services include the following: * Bookkeeping/Write-Up * Business Entity Selection * Financial Statements * Payroll Services * Tax Services * Tax Planning and Preparation

  • 15 years in business

I am not a tax return factory. I'll take time listen to you and learn about your specific needs.


I am a part of a large accounting group. We do tax preparation and can handle any and all accounting tasks needed. I specifically do accounting and bookkeeping and am a QuickBooks Pro Advisor. I can bring in other members of my group for tax return preparation or even simpler tasks such as basic bookkeeping.


You can count on us for professional, timely and reliable services, which include but not limited to the following: Tax Preparation & Planning: - Individual & Business Returns - Fiduciary - Amendments & Claims for Refunds - Prior Year Un-Filed Returns - Out-of-State & Multi-State Returns - Individual & Business Tax Planning Tax Representation &Controversy Resolution: - IRS/FTB Notices - Audits-Correspondence,Office and Field - Appeals-Examination & Collection - Payment Agreements - Offers In Compromise - Liens & Levy Release - Innocent Spouse Relief We offer competitive pricing and accept credit card for all services rendered and are available year-round.

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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