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Palm Desert Bookkeepers

Browse these bookkeepers with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Palm Desert.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Leo R.
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Naomi has provided quality/professional services. I highly recommend her for anyone looking for bookkeeping and payroll support. She has been extremely helpful in providing the necessary reports/forms to complete my quarterly tax filing. THANKS NAOMI...

WoodBooks
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 19 years in business
Philip I.
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I have been using Erskine for 3+ yrs. for bookkeeping and other related tasks. He is easy to work with, quickly understands the best & most efficient option to complete tasks. He is punctual and has completed work on time. I would highly reccomend Erskine.

  • 7 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Danielle P.
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Joanne was very friendly, helpful and able to get me the Quick Books help my company and I needed! She helped me set up our account online and showed me very important features. She also gave me several bookkeeping tutorials to help me along the way. I am very excited and so thankful for her excellent help! I feel confident that if I need future help, she is the person to contact. I am so very happy that this worked out. If you have any accounting needs, contact Joanne!

  • 3 years in business
Laura R.
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Miriam is outstanding as a bookkeeper and in taking care of all office management functions; she is very knowledgable, thorough, unflappable and is a pleasure to work with.

Ed T.
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Karen was a pleasure to work with. She was hard working , responsible, and had great accounting skills that we had put to good use. She had a wide variety of experiences and was a great member of our team.

Michael E. Greenberg, CPA
5.0
from 1 review
    Jason W.
    Verified review

    Mike has been wonderful to work with. I have had a very stressful two years of trying to deal with the IRS and FTB on my own and Mike has taken that burden off my shoulders. I highly recommend Mike for taxes, 1099's, IRS or FTB issues, etc.

    Palm Springs Doorman
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 4 years in business
    Kari J.
    Verified review

    Kevin has been handling my eBay account, doing my bookkeeping and has done my taxes for a couple of years. He is detail-oriented, diligent, supremely trustworthy and handles my money as I would. He is also great at follow up making sure nothing falls through the cracks.

    • 24 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We provide professional accounting, bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation for small, medium businesses and individuals. Our services are catered to our client's individual needs. Services include: A/R, A/P, payroll, general ledgers, full bookkeeping, tax preparation, tax planning and new business start-up services. Our clients base includes Construction, Retail, computer Tech, Dance/Taekwondo Studios, Doctors, Lawyers, Automotive shop and Food Chain. Professionalism with over 35 years of accounting services. We are eager to meet with you and help you in your financial needs. We specialized in Construction accounting, including Public works, Certified Payroll reporting, DIR reporting, Labor Compliance.

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    Perfect Cents Bookkeeping and Payroll is your alternative to hiring an onsite bookkeeper. I am able to save you the headache of maintaining your businesses books and the piece of mind knowing that your information is being managed professionally.

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    I do full charge bookkeeping services, A/R, A/P, payroll and payroll taxes, sales tax and prepare financial statements for taxes.

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    We offer full service bookkeeping, tax preparation, and accounting services. Whether you are up to date in your bookkeeping or months behind, I can assist you with whatever your needs may be.

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    I provide accounting and bookkeeping. I have over 25 years of experience in full-charge bookkeeping, HR and office management!

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    Our mission is to provide you with exceptional tax and bookkeeping services at very reasonable rates. We strive to earn your trust as we develop a long-term relationship! Accurate and comprehensive financial record keeping is vitally important to a company's success. Your financial statements are road maps to financial success, showing where you've been, where you stand now, and illuminates the path toward your financial future.

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    I do income tax file for individuals and corporations. I do federal and state payroll tax and state sales tax. I do full accounting and reviewing in QuickBooks. I can trip to your location regularly to keep the accounting as bank reconciliation, financial statement and journal adjustment for year-end tax return and for preparing the financial statement to report to financial institution.

    • 3 years in business
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    Over 20 years of experience in Accounting!!

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    Leahy Financial Services offers a variety of professional services to individuals and small- to medium-sized companies. Some of the many services we specialize in include the following: * Full Service Monthly Bookkeeping We offer full cycle bookkeeping including accounts payables, accounts receivables, cash management, financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting, up to working with your tax accountant and/or CPA. * Clean up and/or Catch up Bookkeeping Whether you have fallen behind or still need to start your bookkeeping, we will set up your books and get your bookkeeping caught up ASAP for a low flat fee. * In-House Bookkeeping Set Up In-house bookkeeping set up includes, but is not limited to, software and installation, software configuration, will catch your bookkeeping up, then provide on-site training. * Full Payroll Services Payroll services include, but is not limited to timesheet processing, check/direct deposit processing and distribution, quarterly and annual payroll tax payment preparation and filing, and payroll bookkeeping. * Consulting Services We will review and analyze your accounting to ensure all necessary processes, procedures and internal controls are in place to minimize potential threats of theft, fraud, or even accounting or operational errors that could have a significant impact on your financials. * Other Clerical Support We can provide assistance with data entry, filing, letter drafting, marketing, portfolio websites, business plans, and more. Contact us today for a free consultation and quote. You can now get an E-Quote through our website!

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    I am experienced in preparing business and personal returns. I am accurate and thorough. I care about the client!

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    I have over 25 years of experience in both bookkeeping and customer service. I was trained by one of the best CPAs in the business. She taught me how to have an incredible attention to detail when it comes to numbers. I type 65 WPM. I can multitask without a second thought. I have extensive experience with the Microsoft Office Suite. I have 6 years of experience working for the IRS. I surround myself with color. (Not necessarily relevant) I have been known to hug strangers because sometimes people need a hug. I am a forever optimist who almost always has a smile on my face. Yes, I’m that person.

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    I am an experienced, independent bookkeeper for small business owners. I have recently moved to this area and am looking to expand my business closer to home. I provide full bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses. I can carry out your bookkeeping needs in your office or in my office. I offer the following services: * I can set your company in QuickBooks. * I will keep your books current. * I will reconcile your bank and credit card accounts. * I will include all cash expenses into your books. * I can prepare financial statements monthly, quarterly or annually for your tax preparation. * I can help track your accounts receivable and create statement to your customers. * I can keep your payroll reports current and set your payroll taxes to be paid electronically. * I can file your sales tax returns. I have experience with a multitude of different businesses and industries on a daily basis and have been an independent bookkeeper for over 12 years. I enjoy what I do. I'll focus on your bookkeeping, so you can focus on your business and profitability!

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    We have over 25 years of accounting, bookkeeping and office management. Let me help you with the following: create financials, cash flow and budgets, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, payroll tax, sales tax or audits. We also do staff training, audit assistance including preparation for future audits, bank reconciliation, petty cash and credit card reconciliation. We have expert skills in QuickBooks, MS Word, Excel, ADP payroll filing and invoicing. Let me help your small business to understand your financials and how to apply that information effectively. Cut costs and increase profit by outsourcing and call me today!

    • 12 years in business
    About

    Our professional staff boasts a combined, seasoned background of over 36 years experience in all aspects of the accounting field and provide numerous accounting, administrative support services, small business startup and financial advisement services to individuals and small and large businesses. No matter how involved it gets, we put in the extra hours and get the job done, efficiently, every time..we have what it takes. At the end of the day, I know we put in our best work, maximized our time, resources and our clients paid for the best. We not only build strong professional relationships with our clientele but personal ones as well...we are like a small family, our foundation is strong and based on trust, honesty, hard work and integrity.

    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.

    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 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.

    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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