Joseph E. Nagy, Principal

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About Joseph E. Nagy, Principal

hired 30 times on Thumbtack

How does your service stand out?

I am highly trained, skilled and experienced in all aspects of business management. I strive for and provide excellence in services provided.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

My satisfaction comes from the fact that my skills and experience have helped my clients make their businesses successful. Also, for my tax clients, making sure that they do not pay any more tax than is legally required.


Goleta, CA 93117

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  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Very happy to have had my taxes done by this professional, it saved our family a lot of money compared to the other tax refund providers out there. Will gladly do business again with Joseph!

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Great performance . Professional demanor.

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    I needed help learning the basics about filing my taxes as a sole proprietor. Joe responded in a timely manner and assured me he would be able to explain things to me in a way that I'd understand easily. He was very prompt on replying to my emails and was very flexible with booking an appointment.
    He has a very warm and friendly personality and he did indeed make it very clear to me all the information I needed to know. He even printed out forms and guidelines for me which made it a lot more convenient and understandable. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for information on their taxes or for anyone that needs help. I will definitely be going back to him when its time to file! Thanks Joseph!

  • 4/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Joseph was able to complete my federal and state taxes in about a week and provided me with a folder of copies for my records. I received my tax refund with 10 days of the filling----the fastest ever for me.

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    I just have to say that my husband and I were thoroughly
    impressed with Mr. Nagy from start to finish. He not only quickly and efficiently prepared our taxes for this year. I literally met with him on a Friday and our taxes were completed three days later on Monday. He was able to get us a sizable return and he also looked at our previous taxes and found some areas that we could file an amended form to get back more money. Very professional, personable and he simply knows his stuff! I am definitely going to spread the word to all of my friends and co-workers. My husband and I are working professionals and it is very rare to cross paths with someone who's not trying to con you or rob you blind. His fees are absolutely affordable. Getting your taxes done the right way without any hassle gives us peace of mind for sure. Mr. Nagy positively has our business for many years to come.

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Mr. Nagy was an exceptional example of how business should be done. He was courteous and friendly and what stood out the most is his communication during the whole process. What was a very stressful situation could have been made worse if his personality wasn't as it was.
    I will most definitely hire him again and whole heartedly suggest anyone else should as well . I'm thankful that people still have his level of work ethic 😊

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Fantastic, professional, helped me with an extremely complicated situation w/ our LLC, stock sales, and a marriage. Would recommend to anyone in any situation.

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Professional and prompt!

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Friendly, professional, detailed, open to discussion, affordable! Recommend and will come back!

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Joseph is a very nice guy. He has contacted me whenever he needed some information and gave me timely updates about the status of my tax prep. He was very quick in responding to my queries. Definitely will continue with him next year.

  • 5/5 stars

    Joseph Nagy is a top rate professional. He helped develop, maintain and continually update our QuickBooks Pro for the non-profit home health agency I ran for many years. Joe was always responsive to any questions or concerns I had and made me feel like I was a priority at all times. He regularly attended educational conferences and I was confident in his ability to ensure that our business was meeting all financial reporting regulations. He was timely meeting deadlines and would often go out of his way to ensure that I would meet my tight deadlines. Joe is a pleasure to work with in every capacity. He has been a CFO of a large medical clinic, yet demonstrates the ability to bring his financial and tax expertise to work with small teams, allowing them to focus on other matters. I would highly recommend Joseph Nagy to anyone seeking financial, bookkeeping or tax preparation assistance.

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Mr. Nagy reviewed a Tax Board letter, prepared two years of (late) Tax Returns and provided advice and a referral on an investment matter.

    HMr. Nagy was at all times professional, timely, communicative, courteous, patient and clear in what was needed. He completed the work within a very short period of time leaving a good margin in which to submit the required documents to the IRS and the State Tax Board. Mr. Nagy traveled some distance to my home for an initial meeting and to gather documents and repeated this when it was time to review the prepared returns and sign papers. In between he kept me appraised of each step and any items that were needed by e-mail. I was able to scan further documents that were required. Upon completion, Mr. Nagy provided cover letters for the Tax Returns and a clear statement of account. The work was more involved than originally anticipated therefore the cost was higher than estimated; I paid it happily. Mr. Nagy's level of service and professionalism was worth every penny.

    I will continue to use Mr. Nagy for all my future tax preparation. I hope it is a long time until he retires, this quality of service would be difficult to surpass.

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars

    Joe is very professional at what he does and always make tome for anwering questions that we have. Always be our pleasure work working with Joe.

  • 5/5 stars Individual Tax Preparation Verified Review

    Joe was able to do my taxes in a timely manner, communicating with me when he had questions, and was able to clearly explain any areas where there might be confusion. I would gladly use him again next year.

Question and answer

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. As an IRS Enrolled Agent, CA Registered Tax Preparer and Certified Management Accountant I am required to complete between 20 and 30 hours of continuing education annually in order to keep my credentials. Even if it were not a requirement, I would seek continuing education just to keep up with changes that affect my clients.

Q. Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.

A. 1-For Tax Preparation: Fees are based upon complexity of the tax return. Generally, this is dependant on the number and types of IRS forms needed to complete the return. The first state return is included with the price of the Federal return.

2-IRS Representation: Whenever there is involvement with the IRS or a state taxing entity a prepaid retainer is required.

3-For Bookkeeping Services: We give our clients a choice. After an initial interview we will provide a firm fixed quote for the project. This quote is the price even if more than the estimated time is needed to complete the project. As an alternative, the client may choose our competitive hourly rate.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. 1 - Ongoing monthly bookkeeping service including financial statement preparation and analysis.
2 - Year end compilation of business data for tax preparation.
3- Assisting entrepreneurs in developing their business plans and forming an S-Corporation or LLC, and related fictitious name.
4 - New & returning tax clients for year end tax preparation
5 - IRS Representation and Tax Resolution- We represent clients before the IRS and state taxing agencies in order to obtain the most favorable settlement for our client.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Consider more than just price when looking for business services that impact you or your business. Look for a qualified and credentialed professional to provide your business services. Saving a few dollars now, may end up costing considerable dollars to correct errors and put your books or taxes in proper order.

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