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Santa Clara Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Santa Clara.

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Reliable Tax Services
4.9
from 58 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
George H.
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This was my first experience with a tax preparer. I thought that Avi did a fine job. Avi showed up at the appointed time, was very business-like but very personable. The forms were all filled out per the data papers that I had given him. He explained the options that I had for paying an unusually large tax bill (we had sold a house recently) and the possibility of negotiating with the IRS to reduce our tax liability. All in all it was a very pleasant experience, which I would repeat again under similar circumstances.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
John P.
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Kathleen is an excellent accountant. She is very detailed, knowledgeable & great customer service. I'm using her accounting services again this upcoming tax year. I highly recommend AKD accounting.

  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Shana H.
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Charlotte has been my personal Tax Accountant and Business Advisor for many years. Charlotte is always tactful, professional, executes and directs decisions with a sound mind, honesty and integrity.

Raymond Young CPA Accty Corp
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Geraldibe J.
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Very happy with them and their rates. Went through an audit for my business with another firm which cost an enormous amount of money. Went through the second with Raymond and it cost a fraction. Absolutely amazing work. Very pleasant to work with and will never go to another auditor again.

  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy S.
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We hired TMB to do some clean up work after our last bookkeeper. What was supposed to be a quick assignment, quickly turned into a long term relationship. Tamika-Marie, was prompt and thorough in her assessment of our financial status, help us switch to a better accounting platform and mitigated our expenses by adding apps instead of the 12 different systems we were using. I recommend her to any small business looking to re-evaluate the operations.

Safwat & Marston Inc.
4.7
from 14 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Kelly R.
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Our company has been working with Brian for many years and we've been consistently satisfied with his work and friendly demeanor. He is a fantastic bookkeeper and valued team member!

CFC Business Solutions
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Julia B.
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Corina was extraordinarily helpful! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for advice and strategies for organizing finances!

Imtiaz Ahmad, CPA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Balraj S.
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With my past experience with another accountant, I was always having problem with late sales tax filing, but I think I took a wise step to engage Mr Imtiaz Ahmad CPA for all my accounting needs. I do not have to worry about this any more. He is very knowledgeable of his trade, I will recommend his services highly

  • 16 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Stockton Sew Vac And Q.
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Denise has been taking care of my books and tax's for over 7 years and I can say she has always taken good care of me and my accounting needs. Love you Denise you are the best !!!!

JG Bookkeeping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Daniela Z.
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Jeannene is very professional, extremely knowledgeable, prompt and detailed oriented. I highly recommend Jeannene! Service is excellent and pricing is GREAT, too!

Dipson Accounting Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Dipo was congenial and knowledgeable. I liked working with him.

AK Accounting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Audra B.
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I've worked with half a dozen accountants at this point and she's been the best.

Accuracy Consulting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe B.
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I've worked with this company for a long time. They're very attentive and they've always been great about working with me when odd problems do come up. They help me come up with great accounting solutions. I would recommend that anyone work with them.

HaneyBiz Growth Accounting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Jeff R.
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We were thrilled with the service that HaneyBiz Growth Accounting provided. They handled our accounting and HR work for nearly two years. We were sheltered from a lot of the paper work and associated headaches by HBGA. We'd highly recommend them.

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.

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

    About

    Mason & Mickens Financial Solutions Inc. offers complete accounting, financial and tax services, with its offices in Milpitas and Newport Beach. Our expertise is centered on four main services: 1) IRS and state tax problems, 2) tax preparation, 3) small business accounting and payroll, and 4) entrepreneurial consulting and business analysis. Whether your return is simple or a very complex sole proprietorship, Mason & Mickens Financial Solutions Inc. provides the same high-level review to every single return that we prepare. Call Mason & Mickens Financial Solutions Inc. to learn more about our tax preparation and tax planning services that are designed for you to minimize your tax liability.

    About

    We provide full-charge bookkeeping services, including APs, ARs, GLs, account reconciliations, financial statements, cash forecasting, and all other aspects of bookkeeping for small- to medium-sized businesses. We also do QuickBooks setup and training.

    About

    I provide CPA services in taxes, accounting, audits and others. I work on FAS 109, FIN 48, SOX 404, SEC reporting and filing, IPO, financial statements, preparation of tax returns (C corp, S corp, LLC, partnership, individual, nonprofit, individual, sales/use tax and property tax and business tax); financial audits, internal control audits, month-end and year-end adjusting entries; correcting mistakes in financial statements and tax compliance and other compliance matters; M&A, consolidation, etc.

    About

    Maria has in over 25 years of experience in accounting for construction and property management business. Let her help you. She can also work with all subcontractors -- HVAC, plumbers, electricians, landscapers, etc. Send your email today with a description of what your needs are, and we will be happy to customize a working schedule for your business. If your business is suffering, we will analyze your current situation and provide a plan to recover and become profitable again.

    About

    With nearly two decades of experience, I saw companies pay more for less. He also saw companies look at accounting as just another function, not a strategic asset for growth. Slim Accounting, Inc. was formed to be that strategic partner for companies and individuals. Team Slim provides accounting, tax compliance, CFO services, and HR consulting for growing startups.

    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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