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  • 21 years in business
  • 38 hires on Thumbtack
Chris G.
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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.

  • 35 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen R.
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Robert makes the usually dreaded tax time easy. He has thoroughly and patiently answered any question I come up with. He is able to translate the minutiae into the big picture and I completely trust his advice.

  • 3 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Kim K.
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Garrett made our tax preparation easy and quick. Came to our home to gather our information and came back for final signatures. Great service and saved us money too! Highly recommend!

HM Tax Service
from 4 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Christine D.
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Hollie was very professional and attentive. I will be using her services for any future taxes.

Carolyn Mescher, CPA, PLLC
from 4 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
April A.
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Carolyn was professional, very knowledgeable, and accommodating of meeting locations which helped with our time crunch! Would definitely recommend her to anyone for their business tax needs.

  • 9 years in business
Dwayne B.
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Vanessa oversaw all our bookkeeping, payroll, estimated tax payments, income tax returns, etc. for several years, and did an awesome job. We were fortunate to have her expertise.

  • 20 years in business
Natalie D.
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Payroll processing had always been a hassle for me and my company. We tried various services to make sure we complied with the necessary tax laws however, we were very surprised when we received a $12,000 tax default notice from the IRS. I was left baffled with no idea what to do. I contacted Legacy Tax Resolution Services on the recommendation of a friend and boy was he right! They analyzed the entire case and then handled it effectively with the IRS. Not only were we able to get the fine reduced, the rest was allowed to be paid in small installments. From that day on, I’ve had these guys on board for tax resolution and compliance services because they are just the best.

Tax On Wheels

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    We are a mobile tax service and we work one on one with Veterans.

    • 8 years in business

    We can help you with every aspect of your tax return preparation and tax planning, including individual, partnership, corporate, S-Corp, non-profit organizations, estate, and trust returns. We provide the following tax and accounting services: tax return preparation, tax planning, accounting, and bookkeeping. Our firm also provides the following wealth management services: integrated financial services, complete wealth management, retirement planning, and estate preservation. In the event of a tax audit, we are authorized to appear on your behalf before the Internal Revenue Service. We also offer a complete range of accounting and bookkeeping services. Tax and Accounting Services: Tax Preparation Tax Planning Accounting Business Consulting Bookkeeping IRS Representation QuickBooks Advising Strategic Business Planning New Business Formation Financial Services: Wealth Management Financial Services Life Insurance Estate Planning Retirement Planning

    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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