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Menlo Park Accountants

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Reliable Tax Services
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rebecca K.
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Bad refund call. The quote was the same. She changed a few details. I spend a lot of money with Thumbtack and do not request refunds without cause.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John P.
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Kathleen is an excellent accountant. She is very detailed, knowledgeable & great customer service. I'm using her accounting services again this upcoming tax year. I highly recommend AKD accounting.

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  • 5 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Leonard J.
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My long-time CPA/EA retired, and I was in need of a new Tax Preparer on short notice. Also, this was the year I transitioned to Retirement, so lots of one-time items. Jay reviewed all the documents and prepared for e-file. Jay gave a very good explanation of everything, especially the unique items that had concerned me. Expecting this to begin a long-term relationship.

  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Shana H.
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Charlotte has been my personal Tax Accountant and Business Advisor for many years. Charlotte is always tactful, professional, executes and directs decisions with a sound mind, honesty and integrity.

Franklin Tax Solutions
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Julia S.
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Ed did a fantastic job cleaning up a big mess from our previous accountant and he handled our many aspects of filing very well. I look forward to continuing to work with him. He was a huge help and life saver!!!! We are grateful for all the time and communication he had with us.

Raymond Young CPA Accty Corp
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Geraldibe J.
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Very happy with them and their rates. Went through an audit for my business with another firm which cost an enormous amount of money. Went through the second with Raymond and it cost a fraction. Absolutely amazing work. Very pleasant to work with and will never go to another auditor again.

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Rahim Shakoor
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jean H.
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Rahim was a real find on this site. Very professional, totally responsive and worked on my tax and accounting issues. He has an attention to detail and was able to suggest different options that I hadn't seen in accountants before. Total 5 star experience.

  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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We hired TMB to do some clean up work after our last bookkeeper. What was supposed to be a quick assignment, quickly turned into a long term relationship. Tamika-Marie, was prompt and thorough in her assessment of our financial status, help us switch to a better accounting platform and mitigated our expenses by adding apps instead of the 12 different systems we were using. I recommend her to any small business looking to re-evaluate the operations.

Safwat & Marston Inc.
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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Our company has been working with Brian for many years and we've been consistently satisfied with his work and friendly demeanor. He is a fantastic bookkeeper and valued team member!

CFC Business Solutions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Joyce F.
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Corina's work is meticulous. She is precise, reliable and thorough. She's very knowledgeable and I enjoy working with her. I highly recommend her!

Imtiaz Ahmad, CPA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Balraj S.
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With my past experience with another accountant, I was always having problem with late sales tax filing, but I think I took a wise step to engage Mr Imtiaz Ahmad CPA for all my accounting needs. I do not have to worry about this any more. He is very knowledgeable of his trade, I will recommend his services highly

WD Mobile Accounting & Tax
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Wayne G.
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Darrell at WD Tax Service prepared my 2015 Federal and State Income Tax Return. Darrell was very professional, well versed in what I could and could not deduct and timely. Pricing at WD Tax Service was reasonable and on par to others in the area. With tax season right around the corner I am certain I will contact WD Tax Service and Darrell again.

Dipson Accounting Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
James S.
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Dipo Taiwo & staff of Dipson Accounting Services are very experience in providing professionalism in their work. They have helped my company in re-position how we handled our accounting process. They helped to cleaned up past account payable in thousands that has been paid and still showing up on the account payable liability. Dipo Taiwo and the whole Dipson Accounting Service are awesome. I will recommend them any day any time.

Axis Accounting Services
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth L.
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I posted a request for a QuickBooks tudor and Axis Accounting responded very quickly. Alex promptly guided me thru a crises and since then I have continued to take advantage of his expertise. I have been completely satisfied with his knowledge of QuickBooks, his patience and his professionalism.

HaneyBiz Growth Accounting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Shelby F.
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Alyssa has changed our business operations for the better. She is full of knowledge and always willing to help in any way she can.

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.

Accuracy Consulting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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I've worked with this company for a long time. They're very attentive and they've always been great about working with me when odd problems do come up. They help me come up with great accounting solutions. I would recommend that anyone work with them.

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

    About

    Our professional accounting services are first choice for small to mid-sized businesses, depending on your business’s needs. Bay Area Accounting Solutions can help in all the following services: Tax filing/ Bookkeeping for individual or small businesses. Payroll services for small businesses Forming a Corporation File Form SI-200 Forming an LLC File Form LLC-12 Forming a C Corporation Certification Assistance for WBE ( Women business enterprise) Certification Assistance for MBE (Minority business enterprise) Certification Assistance for DBE ( Disadvantaged business enterprise) Certificate of Good Standing DBA / Fictitious Business Name Obtain Apostille Form A Non-Profit

    Tax Watch the World

    New To Thumbtack

      About

      I provide CPA services in taxes, accounting, audits and others. I work on FAS 109, FIN 48, SOX 404, SEC reporting and filing, IPO, financial statements, preparation of tax returns (C corp, S corp, LLC, partnership, individual, nonprofit, individual, sales/use tax and property tax and business tax); financial audits, internal control audits, month-end and year-end adjusting entries; correcting mistakes in financial statements and tax compliance and other compliance matters; M&A, consolidation, etc.

      RCT Accounting Services

      New To Thumbtack

        About

        I have more than 30 years of accounting experience and 20 years of large ERP system experience. I am well versed in all phases of accounting and business taxation.

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        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.

        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.

        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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