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National City Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in National City.

CKYFS
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy G.
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Absolutely wonderful! This is what I have been looking for, someone who will sit down with me and go over deductions one by one and suggest others that I left out because I had no idea they existed. This is what a professional tax preparer should give to clients. Extremely satisfied even though the price listed was twice as high as listed, but since this was our first tax prep, maybe next time it will be less since I now understand many items better and can submit more succinctly next time.

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LAUNCH CPA
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Eve K.
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Bryant has been a godsend, literally. He is currently helping us with all our accounting needs and we hope to have a long lasting relationship with him. We are a startup company and made many, MANY beginner errors! So far Bryant has been patient, supportive and knowledgeable with all our needs. He is wonderfully communicative and resourceful, and I am impressed with his ability to jump in and tackle the mountain of accounting work and myriad problems we presented to him. My only regret is not hiring him months ago. I believe with Bryant's guidance we can get back on track and achieve greater success. If you are looking for help, it's definitely worth your time to talk to him!

ALTIUS
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Donna P.
Verified review

ALTIUS adds great value to my company. I will definitely continue to use their services throughout the years!

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  • 7 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lourdes M.
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Jose Gonzalez was amazingly efficient and kind with me. He gave me an appointment the same week I contacted him. When we talked, I felt secure my taxes return was in good hands. Everything ran easy and clearly at a reasonable price. I am satisfied I chose Jose as my accountant this year hoping will be the same for next. I highly recommend Jose Gonzalez (Neza Financial &Insurance Services) as accountant for taxes issues.

Elke L.
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I have worked with Tauna Hopkins for the last 15 years and couldn't wish for a more professional and knowledgable accountant. She is always on her game!

  • 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.!

MTEA Tax & Accounting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Carlo G.
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Maureen did a great job in helping/explaining me the process of taking care of my wife's quarterly estimated taxes including her self employment taxes. Through the process I was able to verify Maureen's knowledge of the tax code. Her pricing is very reasonable and she is very responsive to your needs: a great value! I definitely recommend MTEA TAX & ACCOUNTING and will be a returning customer.

ERA Accounting Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Shavon L.
    Verified review

    Within the first 5 minutes of showing Shirley she noticed an inconsistency in my books and asked if it was a mistake(which it was). I have very little time on my hands these days and when someone can come in to my business and understand my system within minutes I knew I had met the right person for me. Shirley is extremely trust worthy and I would recommend her to anyone. -Shavon

    Ultimate Resource
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 28 years in business
    Dennis R.
    Verified review

    Kimi has a full understanding of what costs an employer in terms of Workers Compensation, Group Health and Commercial General Liability. She works diligently with me to provide payroll and sales projections, forecast Audits for a client, and closely review classifications to make sure they are proper for the business owner. Working with many businesses, Kimi has a strong view of what affects the cost of insurance. She works with different Agents and Brokers to maintain Open Dialogue on issues that affect the clients she cares for.

    Jeff B.
    Verified review

    Stephen is thorough and professional. Glad I found him thru Thumbtack.

    Tom R.
    Verified review

    Simin is an excellent accountant and was able to find issues that I wasn't even aware of. She was able to help stream line our system and actually save my company money!! She is professional and very good at what she does.

    Joshua Tuttle, CPA
    5.0
    from 1 review
      Valerie D.
      Verified review

      Was recommended Josh for my taxes through a friend and used him for my 2014 filing and he was great! He actually found deductions that I was able to take advantage of and get back more for my taxes than if i would have tried to do it myself online. I own two houses, student loans and a small business. He was competitively priced and had a super quick turnaround. Will recommend him to my other friends! Thank you!

      Korky Myers
      5.0
      from 1 review
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Joe B.
      Verified review

      Korky is amazing. Very knowledgeable and accommodating. His prices are ridiculously low for the service he provides. His first hand experience in business as well as his great demeanor and accounting knowledge is an amazing asset to all business owners. I highly recommend his services. I am a small business with not a lot of knowledge on the accounting side of it. He provided me with a great system for balancing sales and inventory with daily ledgers and balance sheets. He gave me the information that put me in charge of exactly how my business is doing and what I can do to grow it and save money. Not to mention year end taxes! Thank You Korky!!

      • 37 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      About

      I do financial services, accounting, bookkeeping, A/R, A/P and record maintenance. I also do tax preparation and tax returns. This is for individual 1040, C corporations, S corporations, LLC corporations and nonprofits.

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      I offer full accounting for any business. The following are included: * prepare financial statements * balance general ledgers * prepare personal property tax returns, sales tax returns, 1099s, full payroll, W2s, and budgets * reconcile bank statements and credit card statements I prepare internal audits for businesses that are being audited; this is done prior to the audit, so that the business knows where it stands, which will also validate what an outside auditor may report.

      About

      I'm not a generalist, I specialize in taxes. I've had clients stay with me for decades because I consistantly get results and save them money.

      About

      I have had varied industry experience including public accounting, assistant controller of a real estate developer, chief accountant for a retail sales and clothing manufacturer, and independent contractor for a window and door sales and installation company, design business, and non-profit organization. This exposure has required me to be a quick learner and has enabled me to expand my skills and knowledge to be a trusted and valuable asset for the companies I have worked for. I am well-versed in Outlook, Excel, Word and Quickbooks, and am a Quickbooks ProAdvisor, which enables me to better serve my clients. Additionally, I am bringing my CPA license active, effective November, 2017. I am an exceptional performer that is successful at managing many work tasks and office challenges. My comfortable demeanor gives me the ability to command difficult situations while encouraging a composed, and friendly atmosphere. My detail oriented work habits and accounting expertise enable me to provide a reliable and accurate product that provides my clients with peace of mind and confidence.

      About

      My services include financial statements, payroll, paying taxes and all reports, sales tax, personal property tax statements and QuickBooks cleanup.

      About

      I offer property management for rentals, collect rents, call sub-contractors for repairs and all bookkeeping associated with the property.

      About

      I am a general ledger/financial reporting accountant with broad experience in all aspects of accounting, software packages, industries and management styles. My direct experience in the telecommunications, semiconductor, retail, public accounting, services, non-profit, and software/internet industries. My specialties are the following: * Payroll * Payroll tax returns * Sales and use tax * Fixed asset management * General ledger accounting * Internal control design and implementation * Human resources. I am working to build a practice that specializes in outstanding accounting practices, and processes that stand up to audit and taxation scrutiny.

      About

      My services include the following: * all accounting * AR * AP * month- and year-end close * HR * lease review * 401K administration * GL * reconcilitaions

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      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.

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      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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