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Reliable Tax Services
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James E.
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I have used a CPA to prepare my tax returns for several years, but this time I used Avi Gadre, an IRS Enrolled Agent, and couldn't be more pleased. Avi is efficient, a good communicator, and easy to do business with. In addition, his fees are competitive and, from my point of view, well-justified. I recommend him without reservation. James Briggs

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  • 26 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rod W.
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Kathleen was willing to take our returns within a few days before the tax deadline. The 2015 refund she got for us exceeded the amounts I got from using Turbo Tax by 90%. She also helped us retrieve additional refunds due us from previous overpayments to both the feds and state of California.

  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel A.
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Filed my first ever 1040 tax form with her! She is the best. Made sure what kind of forms I had so I can file it into my 1040 form. I highly recommend her!

Franklin Tax Solutions
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 40 hires on Thumbtack
Natalie Y.
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Ed was very thorough and knowledgeable when preparing our taxes. Nothing fancy, but he got the job done in a timely fashion. I would definitely recommend him.

American Tax Service
4.9
from 16 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Paras quickly determined my needs (even though I didn’t have a clue!) Shot off a business tax return to the federal government for all three of our partners, gave each of us a schedule k to file withour personal taxes, and gave recommendations for future compliance- He did this all for what he quoted on-line. I could not be happier with the service he provided!

Raymond Young CPA Accty Corp
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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We needed some assistance with quickbooking and some knowledge on how a small business should ideally be operating to fetch some positive revenues. Raymond, the CPA here, turned out to be an enormous help for us. He is a phenomenal professional who reaches out to ease your life. It was a huge relief for us since his expertise even extended to tax preparation and comprehensive understanding regarding the whole finance department. Thank you for the assistance provided.

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Pointe Tax Advisory Services
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marian S.
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Noella was punctual and very professional. We are expecting to call on her again next year when it is tax time. We couldn't have asked for more.

  • 10 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
Cass G.
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Excellent financial advice and planning. I am very happy with the direction of the investments that Michael has recommended. Added bonus of tax preparation at no additional cost is just fabulous. I really appreciate Michael's no nonsense approach with easy to understand explanations of the types of investment options and his well rounded approach to both long term and short term with considerations for low/medium/high risk opportunities. His continued watch of the economy and financial atmosphere is very comforting

  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kris S.
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Tamika was fantastic, I needed assistance with tax preparation. She definitely was thorough and very efficient. I was in and out in about 1-1/2 hours. Great experience!!

Imtiaz Ahmad, CPA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul K.
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Task was to file a complex Federal Tax form. Done efficiently with excellent follow through. Excellent experience. Recommended.

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.

ALTIUS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jan T.
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I rarely write online reviews. However, my experience with Allen preparing my tax returns has been so positive that I want to make sure everyone knows. My interaction with Allen has been exemplary. Allen has prepared tax returns for our family for many years with complete satisfaction. He is extremely knowledgeable and articulate in explaining tax complexities and nuances that can be difficult to understand. More importantly, he takes the time to understand our situation every year and genuinely respects our concerns. As a client, Allen returns all my phone calls promptly and takes the time to explain and review all my inquiries. His customer service is stellar!!! I would highly recommend Allen, and in fact, I have already done so. ~Jan T

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keira F.
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I had such a great experience! I was a little nervous, but the process was made so simple. The customer service was both professional and friendly. My tax professional was knowledgeable, and helped get me an extra $1000! They even have a student discount! I had a very pleasant experience, and would highly recommend!

Vance Economic Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 31 years in business
Margarita T.
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He responds to your tax issues as if he was doing his own.

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.

  • 20 years in business
Dwayne L.
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I really wanted to thank you guys and let you know how much I appreciate all of your help. I had received a notice from the IRS which stated that I owed the government more than $25,000 in back taxes. This was quite shocking and I knew it must be a mistake because most of my taxes get deducted by the employer and I don’t make more than $50,000 per year. You guys really came through in the way you handled the IRS and helped keep them off my back. In the end I had to pay a little over $2,000 for perks and benefits received from employer but the taxes were no way near as high as the IRS made them out to be. 5 star auditing service.

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

    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.

    • 9 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    About

    Tax preparation, audit consultation and representation. I am also a Notary Public and a Loan Document Signing Agent. I offer bookkeeping services, AR/AP, bank reconciliation, and invoicing. Accepting all major credit cards.

    • 4 years in business
    About

    -Accounts Payable -Accounts Receivable -Payroll -Account Reconciliation -Monthly Closing -individual Tax Filing

    About

    We offer full-service tax and accounting services for individuals, businesses and estates. For individual tax clients, we do the following: * emphasize working one on one to get to know you and your specific situation * skillfully analyze your filing needs to ensure you are getting a tax return that is accurate and fair and taking full advantage of all of your allowable credits and deductions * stay on top of the latest tax code and GAAP standards * offer year-round service at our two East Bay locations: El Cerrito and Martinez Our areas of expertise include registered domestic partnerships and foreign tax and income concerns. For our business and accounting clients, we do the following: * Preparation and analysis of financial statements (P&L, balance sheet, and income statement) * Review of business bookkeeping, bookkeeping, and setting up of QuickBooks * Tax planning and consulting throughout the year * Developing a tax minimization strategy * Payroll services and Payroll tax return preparation * Sales tax return preparation * Selecting a proper entity structure (LLC, Inc., and partnership) * Forecasting cash flow * Executing a Section 1031 exchange

    About

    We are a full-service tax preparer located in Newark, CA. We have been providing tax preparation, bookkeeping, sales tax, payroll tax, business incorporating, and other record keeping services to a wide range of clients, including both businesses and individuals, throughout the Northern California Bay area. We have developed a reputation for professional excellence through the high quality of services we perform for our clients. Our CTEC registered tax preparers are here to help you prepare your taxes and answer any question you may have. Please feel free to contact us.

    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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