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Reliable Tax Services
4.9
from 57 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
James E.
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I have used a CPA to prepare my tax returns for several years, but this time I used Avi Gadre, an IRS Enrolled Agent, and couldn't be more pleased. Avi is efficient, a good communicator, and easy to do business with. In addition, his fees are competitive and, from my point of view, well-justified. I recommend him without reservation. James Briggs

Top Pro
  • 5 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jennifer D.
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I stumbled onto Focus Accounting Firm through Thumbtack and hired Jay due to his responsiveness and willingness to help me in my situation. My husband and I usually prepare our own taxes but this year proved to be more complicated and challenging. Jay helped us out immensely and now I am so relieved. He was thorough yet handled the work quickly and efficiently for a reasonable price! We will be calling him again! Thanks Jay!

Raymond Young CPA Accty Corp
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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We needed some assistance with quickbooking and some knowledge on how a small business should ideally be operating to fetch some positive revenues. Raymond, the CPA here, turned out to be an enormous help for us. He is a phenomenal professional who reaches out to ease your life. It was a huge relief for us since his expertise even extended to tax preparation and comprehensive understanding regarding the whole finance department. Thank you for the assistance provided.

Quickbooks&Taxes
4.8
from 16 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Victoria B.
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George took over both my bookkeeping and tax preparation. We had a lot of catching up to do and George was focused, knowledgeable, thorough, efficient, and timely. I could not have reconciled all those years without him! I highly recommend George for anyone's personal or business bookkeeping/tax prep needs.

American Tax Service
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 43 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Carla B.
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Paras quickly determined my needs (even though I didn’t have a clue!) Shot off a business tax return to the federal government for all three of our partners, gave each of us a schedule k to file withour personal taxes, and gave recommendations for future compliance- He did this all for what he quoted on-line. I could not be happier with the service he provided!

Imtiaz Ahmad, CPA
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Paul K.
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Task was to file a complex Federal Tax form. Done efficiently with excellent follow through. Excellent experience. Recommended.

JG Bookkeeping
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ethan J.
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Jeannene Glass is very wonderful to work with. She helped me and my Girlfriend with my Girlfriends tax return this year, and also helped us to understand what we need to do, Tax wise, in starting our new business. She was efficient, thorough, knowledgeable and very kind throughout the whole process (even with us asking many questions). We look forward to working with Jeannene more in the future.

  • 23 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Keira F.
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I had such a great experience! I was a little nervous, but the process was made so simple. The customer service was both professional and friendly. My tax professional was knowledgeable, and helped get me an extra $1000! They even have a student discount! I had a very pleasant experience, and would highly recommend!

SR Management
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 27 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Henry G.
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Sky has done our taxes for years, as well as our older parents taxes for the past several years. He is professional and thorough, and always a pleasure to work with.

AC TAX
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Satinder S.
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I got my taxes done here and they saved me a ton of money. Def coming back

NZM Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
    Umar S.
    Verified review

    Waqar is a very knowledgeable tax professional who really takes care of his clients. I moved to USA from UK in 2011 and had no understanding of the taxation system. Fortunately or so I thought my employer had provided free tax service for the first year. My first tax return got completely messed up leaving me considerably out of pocket. I got introduced to Waqar through a friend and I am so glad I did, he fixed the errors in my previous returns and saved me thousands. I wholeheartedly recommended Waqar just as I have already done to many of my friends.

    Liberty Tax Service
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 9 years in business
    Sanjeet K.
    Verified review

    The staff at Liberty Tax were GREAT!!!! Talk about professionalism and friendly...they made my day!!!! I will be their lifetime client.

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

      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.

      • 9 years in business
      • 3 hires on Thumbtack
      About

      Tax preparation, audit consultation and representation. I am also a Notary Public and a Loan Document Signing Agent. I offer bookkeeping services, AR/AP, bank reconciliation, and invoicing. Accepting all major credit cards.

      • 18 years in business
      About

      We help you save on taxes for personal or business assistance. See our website. We work in person or online and are efficient and reliable.

      About

      I am a no non-sense all-around accountant, tax preparer, auditor, and security officer based at Tri-Cities. I'm dedicated to be the best and to give only the best legitimate services to my clients.

      About

      We provide Wordprocessing, Transcription, Bookkeeping, Income Tax Preparation, Payroll and Certified Payroll. We are highly experienced and have been in business in Monterey, CA for 27 years. We are certified by the California Tax Education Council as income tax preparers. We have helped literally thousands of people over the past years. References will be provided on request.

      About

      Arthur C. Seideman Accountancy provides a wide range of services to individuals and businesses in a variety of industries. Our primary services include certified audits, compiled and reviewed financial statements, individual, business, estate and gift tax planning and tax return preparation, and business valuations. In addition, we offer specialty services to meet the unique needs of each individual client. Please review our website to find out more about what we offer.

      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 offer tax preparation, financial planning, personnel financial, business and trust bookkeeping. We do all income tax preparation, prepare all tax forms example sales tax, payroll taxes, underground storage tank, and most any others tax forms that may come your way. We provide answers to most of the complex tax or business question that may come as you do business, and also, in your daily personnel dealings. We offer bookkeeping services, as simple as doing bank reconciliation for your grandmother checking account to total bookkeeping for complex, multi-activity businesses that may need payroll, sales reports, and monthly financial statements. We service mom and pop business, to multifamily partnerships. We will help do the bookkeeping and tax reports needed for that family trust that you have been appointed to as trustee. Our clients become a part of our extended family; when they have a question, they come to us for resources and guidance. Sometimes, this can be as simple as who is paying the highest interest rate this month, or as complicated as: what do I do, the bank is foreclosing on my home/rental house. Clients know that they can turn to us before they do any financial dealing, and we provide needed pro and cons, to help guide them to a successful endeavor, whatever that may be. We have been in business for over 25 years and "we know taxes."

      About

      I have been giving honest, straight-talking advice on getting the best price for your home for thirty five years. I have worked exclusively in the San Francisco Bay Area for all of my real estate career. In addition to being a real estate broker, I am also a tax consultant. I can determine the tax consequences for the sale of your home or rental property. I can help remove tax liens from your property or structure a tax-free exchange to your advantage. Give me a call, and let me help you solve your problems and achieve your goals. List today with Bay Today. North Bay Office Location 21 Tamal Vista Blvd., Ste. 204 Corte Madera, CA 94925 South Bay Office

      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.

      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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