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Torrance Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Torrance.

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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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RCP Tax Services, Inc.
5.0
from 54 reviews
  • 48 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Brent G.
Verified review

Had a really great consultation with Richard. He was very attentive and did not hesitate to print documents for us to discuss and talk about together. Due to other circumstances I hired an accountant connected to a lawyer of mine. Thanks though Richard.

Larry the Tax Man
4.6
from 54 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 120 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle C.
Verified review

Handled my taxes and navigated my situation expertly. I think Larry is an angel masquerading as an accountant.

  • 23 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Joe Z.
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Vic was awesome! I was in dire need of a knowledgeable accountant that could handle my complex situation. Not only did I not end up owing any money, but I actually got a nice refund that I wasn't at all expecting! If you need a go-to guy for your personal or business income tax, look no further. You won't be disappointed - I know I sure wasn't.

Sam Teaches
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
Andrea B.
Verified review

Sam is very patient and knowledgeable in all areas of bookkeeping. I would highly recommend Sam's services!

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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.

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Cobb-Phillips & Associates
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Denise W.
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I actually feel weird about saying that working with an accountant was actually a very pleasant experience. I feel so much more knowledgeable in dealing with the IRS after our in-depth conversation and the advice Hwesu gave me. I love the feeling of having someone so well versed in taxes and business on my side and I plan on working with Cobb-Phillips & Associates for many years to come.

  • 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.

  • 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.
Verified review

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.

ALTIUS
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rose G.
Verified review

Very thorough and experienced accountant and is a critical part to my business success.

Emil Estafanous, CPA
4.6
from 8 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Pi D.
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I interviewed five CPAs before engaging Emil Estafanous. His expertise with QuickBooks decided me. In the time since, he has been extremely knowledgeable in both my business and personal taxes, as well as efficient and professional. I trust his advice. I feel like I can go through an audit in ‘safety mode’ because of him.

GoFigure
5.0
from 7 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Oliver S.
Verified review

Jamie and I have worked together on many projects together. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for an experienced and well rounded accountant/bookkeeper. He’s both personable and professional and a valuable asset to have on your side.

SouthBay Tax Services
5.0
from 6 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Larry K.
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Kamal has been proving accounting and payroll services for 4 yrs, he is a pro, neat and answers phones personally!!

BizFix
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Nathan C.
Verified review

Honestly when I started looking for a bookkeeper I was only about 75% sure I even wanted or needed one. Oliver Smith was recommended through Thumbtack and after about five minutes talking to him on the phone I was nearly sold on the idea. He suggested a quick in-person meetup to dispel any initial hesitation and to get a feel for who I was hiring to look after my finances. I quickly hired him on the spot and have been employing his services ever since. He is very knowledgeable with Quickbooks and was able to quickly and thoroughly catch my books up to where they needed to be after months of me trying to do them on my own. He is quick to answer any and all questions I send his way and explains what he is doing and makes suggestions accordingly, which he always leaves up to me for final decision making. I highly recommend Oliver to any one who needs someone to look after their books and give them the attention they deserve.

  • 4 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
About

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.

  • 20 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Adam M.
Verified review

I found out from my bank that the IRS had levied more than $4500 from my bank account for taxes that I was due. I work at a medium sized company with no other source of income and believed that my taxes were being deducted by the employer from the salary. Turned out that they weren’t and I owed the government an additional $10,000 in taxes for the last three years. The IRS also had an order of wage garnishment on my salary which would have created real financial problems for me and my family. The Legacy Tax Resolution was recommended to me by a co-worker who had been through a similar situation before. They collected the complete record of my salary slips and negotiated an installment plan with the IRS. The payments would be made over a period of one year, which was inconvenient but manageable.

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.

    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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