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San Clemente Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in San Clemente.

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JimmyTax
4.8
from 83 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 129 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Tk S.
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Jimmy was awesome. Always responded quickly, had loads of information, and my past 2 years of taxes a breeze. I found my life time tax preparer. Thank you!!!

  • 7 years in business
  • 139 hires on Thumbtack
Linda M.
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Mr. Arauz was referred to me by one of the customer reps at my bank. I was on the board of directors for the condominium's HOA and we were in great need of a tax consultant. Humberto was there for me the SAME DAY that the lady at Chase bank called him. He got in touch with me that afternoon, we made an appt. and he not only took care of us then, he has been our tax man ever since. We also use him for our personal taxes. I cannot say enough about Humberto! His professionalism and personal attention deserves a lot more than only 5 stars!! He has even come to our home to discuss tax matters with us! Who does that anymore!? I strongly recommend Humberto for the many services he has to offer. He is very knowledgeable in all areas .

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  • 14 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James T.
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John was very responsive and available to address my questions and concerns regarding current and future tax return filings. He made several recommendations and was completely transparent and unselfish in finding the most cost-effective option, which in my case, was to go back to my current preparer and ask him to explore the changes. He is conscientious and I highly recommend him for your tax and accounting needs.

AMB Tax Services
4.5
from 21 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 35 hires on Thumbtack
Christine B.
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Andrew is great! I gave him all of my paperwork (this year's tax return is a little more complicated than usual) and he took care of everything. Very knowledgeable and patient. I've found my new tax preparer!

Denali Accountants
5.0
from 17 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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I am writing this letter to recommend Sharon Burns to anyone who is looking for the best of the best in the world of accounting. Sharon has been the most professional and studious accountant that I have ever had the pleasure to work with. Sharon has worked with me for the past 6 months. She came to my company while there were many issues with our accounts and quickly reviewed, corrected and advised us on how to move forward in the most appropriate way. I was so pleased with the job she performed. She has been someone I could count on to always perform impeccably and has been a tremendous asset to my company from day one. I am so pleased with her work ethic and expertise that I am compelled to let others know just how valuable I have found her to be. While working for me, she has been responsible for preparing monthly statements and financial reports for clients and investors. Her knowledge of taxes and computations, advising clients on budgets and forecasts, administering payroll and coordinating audits is way above what I have experienced with other bookkeepers and accountants. I hope to keep her around for as long as she is willing to work with us. She has always been committed to excellence and can work well under pressure and against tight deadlines. Sharon is highly detail oriented, a trait that has served her well during his time here. She is enthusiastic and energetic and has earned the admiration and respect of everyone here. One of Sharon’s talents is working thru the changing regulations and requirements of my industry and she has always identified issues and problems before they became real issues and problems. Sharon is a favorite bookkeeper/accountant among new businesses in the community as she has a talent for determining the viability of a business idea and recommending adjustments to make the idea more feasible as an actual business. She is an expert at helping new companies formulate a business plan and obtain the necessary financing as well as helping them set up their initial bookkeeping and financial reporting systems. It is with great pleasure that I recommend Sharon Burns to anyone who wants their books in order and monitored by the best. I am confident that she will be an asset to your company. Best Regards, Scott Wright President National Botanicals, LLC

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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.
Verified review

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
Bree R.
Verified review

They were able to figure out a mess with our accounting system that was created from a previous employee. After fixing various issues they now provide monthly accounting services so now we have peace of mind knowing the information that we receive is timely and correct. Can’t say enough good comments –Bree R.

  • 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.

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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!

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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.

  • 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.

  • 11 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Maria A.
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Rosa has been our accountant for our small business for the past 3 years. She is very easy to work with and is always available to help with any questions that have arised in our business always very professional and knowledgeable in her field of work. Rosa is your go to person for all your accounting and tax needs

  • 24 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Sandra B.
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Kamal Verma has been our tax accountant since 2005. We always recommend her company to our friends, family and associates. Her fees are reasonable and she always does her best to save us money. We own a small internet retail business and have been struggling with a very low profit margin, especially since the economic downturn in 2008. Recently, with escalating energy prices, our product costs sky-rocketed by over 25%. Kamal, as a valued consultant, diligently strives to help us through these hard times, by suggesting strategies and making certain we are monitoring our cash flow correctly. In short, Kamal has essentially become a valued "business partner" and a dear friend.

Count4u
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
John S.
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Merry has been working for me from 2004-2015, doing my bookkeeping and tax preparation, as well as managed my rental property as well as handled all my personal affairs during my deployments (retired navy) over the years. Including – banking affairs, tax organizers and planning, communications with tenants including collections, interview and screening, and credit checks. I have complete trust in Merry and she acted as my POA on all my deployments, and complete authorization on all financial accounts. She is very trust worthy and complete in her responsibilities. As an accountant her bookkeeping was always timely and complete. Since I am now retired and out of the rental business her services are only used for tax preparations, but she will always be a trusted and valued friend. John Straub

Emil Estafanous, CPA
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Kirby L.
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Emil is proactive – he takes care of everything. Until I started working with Emil, I’d always used a simple bookkeeper because I didn’t think I needed a CPA. But Emil is a knowledgeable guy – a very knowledgeable guy — and his expertise has helped me with taxes, setting up with separate corporations to purchase and lease equipment, and right now he’s even helping one of my employees bring my minutes up to date. Best of all, he’s proactive. No waiting until the last minute! He calls me in plenty of time to make sure I’m where I need to be so there’s no last-minute surprise. He is personable, a pleasure to work with, and always take good care of me in terms of both corporate and business taxes.

  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Leon K.
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I have been working with Ed Llamoso as our Corporate Tax Accountant as well as tax preparer for over 10 years now. He has always gone beyond what you could expect a person. I highly recommend him to any company or individual.

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Manny P.
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I highly recommend Susan and Ideal Accounting and Tax Services. I have been a loyal customer for over 15 years. Susan is a true pro and personable at the same time. She is courteous, kind and have your best interest at heart. I look forward to many more years of partnership.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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Hello, I'm a CPA that works specifically in the great state of California. My goal is to be your finance department down the hall and give small businesses the Advantages of having a finance department that larger companies benefit from. With CFO oversight, I bring the benefits of a highly efficient finance team and CPA experience to your business at a fraction of the cost.

Sairam & Associates
5.0
from 1 review
    Michael W.
    Verified review

    Knowledgeable in business accounting and upstarts. I would recommend him to any small businesses.

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    • 15 years in business
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    Services include accounting, bookkeeping, taxes, bank reconciliation, accounts analysis, profit and loss, balance sheet, cash flow, payroll, review, adjustments, recommendations, etc. All services are done accurately, professionally and in a timely manner.

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      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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