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Huntington Beach Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Huntington Beach.

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JimmyTax
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 127 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Barbara L.
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Best tax preparer I've worked with in years. Jimmy was a last-minute replacement for my mother's regular CPA who became ill. He did the job on time, and got her back all the money she was due. Thanks, Jimmy! See you next year.

OC Financial Services Inc.
4.6
from 73 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 135 hires on Thumbtack
Robert H.
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This was the most amazing Tax preparation experience my husband and I have ever had.Irene was so professional ,yet very friendly .She explained each step in the preparation of our taxes.We would never go anywhere else to take care of our taxes.Thanks for the recommendation she is great.

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Accounting Services
5.0
from 60 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Natasha M.
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Burhan was extremely efficient. I contacted him Sunday afternoon and within 1 hour my taxes were done and filed! Very smooth experience. Worth every penny. Highly recommend!

  • 7 years in business
  • 138 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
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Mr. Arauz was referred to me by one of the customer reps at my bank. I was on the board of directors for the condominium's HOA and we were in great need of a tax consultant. Humberto was there for me the SAME DAY that the lady at Chase bank called him. He got in touch with me that afternoon, we made an appt. and he not only took care of us then, he has been our tax man ever since. We also use him for our personal taxes. I cannot say enough about Humberto! His professionalism and personal attention deserves a lot more than only 5 stars!! He has even come to our home to discuss tax matters with us! Who does that anymore!? I strongly recommend Humberto for the many services he has to offer. He is very knowledgeable in all areas .

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RCP Tax Services, Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sara H.
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I went to Richard after a bad experience with turbo tax and another local accountant. He gave good, clear advice and knew how to keep me calm during a stressful time. Helped me receive an outstanding tax return! I will be returning.

Larry the Tax Man
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
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Handled my taxes and navigated my situation expertly. I think Larry is an angel masquerading as an accountant.

  • 23 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony H.
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Victor was everything I was looking for in an accountant. Smart, knowledgeable and friendly - with a very straight forward approach. I am glad I found him! AND he does so much more too! Invaluable to have on your side!

A-Z Acctax Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Manuel R.
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Abbas is professional, organized and knows his stuff. He was able to get a lot of back bookkeeping done in a short amount of time with very little fine tuning at the end. Thanks again!

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Cobb-Phillips & Associates
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise W.
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I actually feel weird about saying that working with an accountant was actually a very pleasant experience. I feel so much more knowledgeable in dealing with the IRS after our in-depth conversation and the advice Hwesu gave me. I love the feeling of having someone so well versed in taxes and business on my side and I plan on working with Cobb-Phillips & Associates for many years to come.

  • 2 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Cheryl S.
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Accountant was not clear of his explanations or his intention. We had a difficult time with communication because of the language differences. He spoke very broken English with a heavy accent. (it was hard for me to understand him). He told me the consultation was free, that is the only reason I was willing to take the meeting. He did not tell me when the consultation changed for being a consult to actual working for me. I never asked him to review my 2017 tax returns, he said he needed to see them to get a clearer idea of what I needed. I received an unexpected bill.

Alexandrian Accountancy
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
George H.
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Two years ago, I took a chance and switched to Alexandrian Accountancy from my old accountant -- needless to say, I couldn't be happier with my decision. Rafael is always on time, diligent, and goes out of his way to make efficient use of our time together by trying to clear up as much information as possible in advance. He is professional and I appreciate his continued communication. Highly recommended!

  • 24 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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Kamal Verma has been our tax accountant since 2005. We always recommend her company to our friends, family and associates. Her fees are reasonable and she always does her best to save us money. We own a small internet retail business and have been struggling with a very low profit margin, especially since the economic downturn in 2008. Recently, with escalating energy prices, our product costs sky-rocketed by over 25%. Kamal, as a valued consultant, diligently strives to help us through these hard times, by suggesting strategies and making certain we are monitoring our cash flow correctly. In short, Kamal has essentially become a valued "business partner" and a dear friend.

Edward Yousefian, CPA, APC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 33 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Aida E.
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Mr. Yousefian has been my accountant for over 15 years, managing both my personal and business taxes. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable, always responding to email and phone call inquiries promptly and has provided excellent service every single time.

Emil Estafanous, CPA
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
JOEY C.
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Emil Estafanous is second to none. I don't know what I would have done without him. My "tax mess" involved nothing but problems that had gone on for years. Mr. Estafanous knew exactly what to do and handled my situation perfectly. The man is a professional with many years experience. Don't bother with other "tax consultants". Simply make an appointment with Mr. Estafanous and explain what the problem is, and he will take care of it. No more headaches.

SouthBay Tax Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
Larry K.
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Kamal has been proving accounting and payroll services for 4 yrs, he is a pro, neat and answers phones personally!!

GoFigure
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly won yi C.
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GoFigure have been great to work with and give me a comforting confidence that I know I'm getting a quality and cost-effective service for my business. Thanks!

Vikas Jhunjhunwala
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Azar N.
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He completed the work within the deadline & resolved the complex accounting involving branches

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

Hello, I'm a CPA that works specifically in the great state of California. My goal is to be your finance department down the hall and give small businesses the Advantages of having a finance department that larger companies benefit from. With CFO oversight, I bring the benefits of a highly efficient finance team and CPA experience to your business at a fraction of the cost.

Every Penny Accounts, LLC
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Alexandra A.
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After dealing with a bookkeeping nightmare for my business, I switched to Every Penny and I am so happy I found them. They are seriously on top of their game. They had my entire 2017 year cleaned up and accurate within a month or so, and charged a lower rate to bring everything up-to-date. Their monthly rate is a little competitive, and entirely worth it since we have such a big company. Thank you, Julie and Summer.

Dawn McBride
5.0
from 1 review
  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Eve S.
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Dawn was Amazing! She spent so much time showing me all my options setting up the accounting for my new business and showed me ways of saving time while still backing up all my files. I'm now on a cutting edge system and everything running smoothly with no time wasted. Sticking with Dawn!

  • 6 years in business
About

Whether you're a small business owner, a manager at a mid-sized corporation, or a self-employed freelancer, we can help provide comprehensive Accounting Services designed to keep your finances in check. With an MBA degree in Accounting, CPA License, several years of Accounting experience in Fortune 500 Companies, our experience will help you get your finances under control. Services ranging from Personal Tax Preparation, Business Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping, Company Formation and Retirement Planning.

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.

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.

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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