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Norwalk Accountants

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Accounting Services
5.0
from 61 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 91 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Madelle L.
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Burhan has handled my yearly tax files for the last 7 years. Each year he has always given me expert advice and confidence that I am getting the best service. He has also supported me with making financial business decisions. Burhan is committed to providing professional advice and customer satisfaction. I would recommend Burhan to anyone needing of business or personal financial management expertise.

  • 7 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Teri D.
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Humberto recently prepared my taxes. He is very knowledgeable. I am retired, so I have several income sources. This takes longer and is more complicated than just a simple single income. He explained the process and charged fairly. I highly recommend him and will be using his services in the future.

Larry the Tax Man
4.6
from 55 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Claude C.
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Larry answered all our questions. He is a very patient and honest professional - beautiful and rare qualities in an accountant!

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DjWoodard Tax & Accounting
5.0
from 42 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Albert B.
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Great service honest gives you sence of respect and the best interest of the customer , hats of to Daniel. Did my taxes the same day I was looking for a tax consultant. Contacted me within 20 min. Of my request.

  • 23 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Esther R.
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Victor is a skilled accountant and is a tremendous asset for anyone requiring his accounting and income tax services. I highly recommend Victor.

Sam Teaches
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
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Sam is very patient and knowledgeable in all areas of bookkeeping. I would highly recommend Sam's services!

A-Z Acctax Services
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa O.
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Abass is very personable and works fast and accurately. I highly recommend him.

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United Tax Service
4.7
from 18 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael S.
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Hell All, I really love quick she was to get back to me. Joan has made me feel more comfortable about my tax situation. If it all works out I hope Joan will take on my new business and become the accountant for that. First things first. Thanks for your help so far. More to be revealed. Michael

QBcure, LLC
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Ryan S.
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We were looking at moving up to the QuickBooks Enterprise software from QuickBooks Pro and we had several questions before we decided to upgrade. QbCure helped answer and transfer the data over to the new company file successfully. We ended up having other issues with our accounting department so we outsourced the accounting functions to QbCure and they have done an incredible job for us. Ryan S.

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Cobb-Phillips & Associates
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 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 12 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Taylor B.
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Mr. Alexandrian was incredibly flexible and punctual. It can be difficult to take time off work to meet with an accountant, so he was able to accommodate us on a weekend. He prepared our return rapidly to ensure we got our money as soon as possible, and communicated thoroughly all along the way. He is incredibly easy to work with and I have the utmost confidence and trust in him. He will always put in any extra work that he can to ensure that we get the best return possible. Truly a joy.

  • 16 years in business
Cheri C.
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Fidelity Business Consulting with its principal, Sakib Jamal provides exceptional business service. We own a restaurant and cafe business and with Sakib’s help we are able to save thiusands of dollars and have grown our sales by 20% within 3 months. We are so pleased to retain Fidelity as our ongoing business advisor. Thanks Sakib for being our true business partner.

  • 26 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff D.
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Toya was always available to me. Even for my basic & annoying arithmetic questions. She also helped me navigate complex financial situations and forms. Overall great experience and I will keep using her for personal and business accounting.

ALTIUS
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rose G.
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Very thorough and experienced accountant and is a critical part to my business success.

GoFigure
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Oliver S.
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Jamie and I have worked together on many projects together. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an experienced and well rounded accountant/bookkeeper. He’s both personable and professional and a valuable asset to have on your side.

BizFix
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Nathan C.
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Honestly when I started looking for a bookkeeper I was only about 75% sure I even wanted or needed one. Oliver Smith was recommended through Thumbtack and after about five minutes talking to him on the phone I was nearly sold on the idea. He suggested a quick in-person meetup to dispel any initial hesitation and to get a feel for who I was hiring to look after my finances. I quickly hired him on the spot and have been employing his services ever since. He is very knowledgeable with Quickbooks and was able to quickly and thoroughly catch my books up to where they needed to be after months of me trying to do them on my own. He is quick to answer any and all questions I send his way and explains what he is doing and makes suggestions accordingly, which he always leaves up to me for final decision making. I highly recommend Oliver to any one who needs someone to look after their books and give them the attention they deserve.

SouthBay Tax Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
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!!

Jacob K. Farsakh MBA, CPA
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Brittany E.
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Jacob was very knowledgeable and got my quickbooks up to date for taxes. He was great to work with and I will definitely use him again for my bookkeeping needs!

Koss Consulting Group
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Matthew G.
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Koss Consulting Group are excellent accountants. Michael is professional and extremely knowledgeable about taxes. They have helped me out of jams many, many times. One of the best accounting firms I have ever worked with.

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!

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.

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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