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Modesto Accountants

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Allied Tax Planners
from 28 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Josr M.
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David, my accountant really is the BEST. He helped with anything asked of him. David is a very big part of my business., he guides me the right way. Very Very honest , does not beat around and gets to the point. I am very fortunate that David was introduced to me. Thank You David. Also their is no need to be changed on how David does his work. Again, Thank You.

The Numbers Guy
from 19 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Robert K.
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Our previous accountant left abruptly and really messed up our books right before tax season. Greg came in and not only fixed previous errors, but was able to learn the business and get us caught up in time for our CPA. Now we will be working on stream lining the accounting department and minimizing costs. Hes on time, professional and fits right in with our employees. Its a big load off my back knowing my books are caught up and correct.

My Tax Angel
from 12 reviews
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Kurtis C.
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Jennifer is very knowledgeable, explains the whole process very vividly, answers any questions and I would recommend her services to anyone who are looking for a great tax preparer.

  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stockton Sew Vac And Q.
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Denise has been taking care of my books and tax's for over 7 years and I can say she has always taken good care of me and my accounting needs. Love you Denise you are the best !!!!

from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Rita C.
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William at Aeona has been consulting for us for 11 years, and we’ve been very happy with the support he has provided over the years. We use Aeona for accounting support, customizing reports and integrating other systems to our accounting system. I can recommend William for your accounting and business finance needs without hesitation.

Nat's Tax Service
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Humera K.
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Nat's Tax Service is SIMPLY AMAZING! Natalie Cunha makes tax filing absolutely convenient and painless. I submitted a request on Thumbtack last minute since we had a complicated tax filing this year and decided to use a Professional expert. She answered my tax service request within an hour. I sent her all my tax paperwork via email and along with a short description of the situation. She followed up with a phone call and promptly filed my taxes in the matter of days! I couldn't believe how easy she made this for me. She filed taxes for my entire family and we received the highest tax return by using her service. She is professional, trustworthy, smart and incredible knowledgeable. She is the best tax service I have ever used. I will continue to work with her. I can't recommend her enough for your tax services. She is that perfect personal Tax Accountant that I had been looking for all this while!

Blue Ant Consulting
from 1 review
  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joshua K.
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Very helpful and did a wonderful job. I'll definitely use them again next year and encourage everyone to give them a shot. Thank you.

Kim Costello
from 1 review
    Dawn C.
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    I have contracted Ms. Costello to perform accounting and bookkeeping services for my business operations here in Stockton, CA. She has expert knowledge of bookkeeping, payroll and accounting management. She manages my QuickBooks and I would recommend her to any business as an asset.


    I do all accounting functions including balancing of general ledger, payroll, accounts payroll, accounts receivable, and financial statements.

    • 3 hires on Thumbtack

    Let us do your taxes! PKS Accounting is an independent business management and bookkeeping company which provides a huge variety of services to businesses and individuals. We understand the two vital qualities you seek in a business and financial advisor: trust and expertise. Because our company is relatively small, our clientele gain by getting quality, personalized service that's beyond comparison. Our clients come to us for complete tax preparation, financial management, and bookkeeping services. Personalized service is always an vital element in our dealings with you. We arrange our relationship with you the way you want it. This is true for all aspects of service which we offer. We personalize our support to your specifications and preference. As we collaborate with clients, we build relationships with them, built on a genuine understanding of their requirements and needs. We provide a huge variety of business management, bookkeeping, and tax services, with the greatest level of excellence. Above all, PKS Accounting provides a personal connection which gives you the support and tools you deserve and need. Turning today's success into a lifetime of financial security needs careful planning, guided by experience and knowledge.


    I provide accounting, finance and tax services for individuals and companies, including S corps and LLCs. I prepare monthly financial statements, A/P, A/R, payroll, HR and risk management. If you want to have accurate financial reports and meet all of your deadlines, then I am the right person for your company. My clients include FedEx sub haulers, manufacturing companies, boarding houses and retail merchants.


    I am a Stockton based home business. My career began after graduating with my associate's degree in business with an emphasis in accounting. My wish is to help with businesses and professionals with their accounting and administrative needs.


    Symons Accountancy, an accounting firm located in Galt CA, serves your accounting and tax service needs to businesses and individuals. Our mission is to serve you by providing the highest level of expertise and professionalism possible in the field of accounting and taxation.

    • 12 years in business

    To provide expert-level remote professional Bookkeeping, Finance Accounting, Payroll and Human Resource services that will guide a business owner towards building a successful, striving, and growing enterprise within their industry.


    I am a full-charge bookkeeper in any type of business. I do all reports such as financial statements, payroll and all payroll reports.


    We do personal and business returns, such as 1040, 1065, 1120s, 1120c and LLC. We have been here for 28 years. Before that, we were family owned for 62 years.


    Because I have no job, just determined my school and studied without soybean, but I'm only good working in accounting. I learn fast with soybean and am dedicated to work.


    We provide full-charge bookkeeping services, including APs, ARs, GLs, account reconciliations, financial statements, cash forecasting, and all other aspects of bookkeeping for small- to medium-sized businesses. We also do QuickBooks setup and training.


    I do all kinds of bookkeeping and accounting either at your business or at mine or online, including payroll and financial statements.


    I can help you with your accounting, HR, payroll and administrative needs. I have over 19 years of experience in different industries including start-up, manufacturing, multinational corporation and e-commerce.


    Taxcarepro has over 20 years of experience in providing excellent service in accounting, bookkeeping, income tax, and payroll services in Tracy and Mountain House, CA. Our service guarantee means that every employee is committed to responsive, respectful, prompt and helpful service. Our only focus is the speedy resolution and preparation of your tax and accounting matters.

    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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