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  • 11 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Doreen V.
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Brian prepared our tax return very efficiently. He was very friendly and courteous and well versed with our issues. Overall a trouble free experience.

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  • 26 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Rod W.
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Kathleen was willing to take our returns within a few days before the tax deadline. The 2015 refund she got for us exceeded the amounts I got from using Turbo Tax by 90%. She also helped us retrieve additional refunds due us from previous overpayments to both the feds and state of California.

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  • 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!

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Allied Tax Planners
4.9
from 28 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Victoria T.
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I highly recommend David Haupt as a tax planner. He is very professional, easy to work with, and very knowledgeable about tax preparation. He did a great job of preparing my taxes in a very short time!!!

Mt Diablo Tax Pros
4.9
from 26 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Kenneth B.
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My wife and I have full confidence in Jeff's knowledge, ethics and abilities. We greatly appreciate his care and concern in wisely managing our tax burden, and we find him to be a very personable gentleman who takes the stress out of tax preparation.

  • 28 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
Daniel A.
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Filed my first ever 1040 tax form with her! She is the best. Made sure what kind of forms I had so I can file it into my 1040 form. I highly recommend her!

  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
Myra L.
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Love working with this accounting agency. I always handled my own taxes, but this year was more complicated. Tax preparation quote was less than I expected. I was really stressed getting my taxes done. ABS really took of care me and very professional. I will let ABS continue to service my accounting needs.

Rapidly Tax, Inc.
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Pat P.
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Rapidly Tax provided me with great tax preparation services and saved me lots of money on fees as well. I highly recommend Matt and his team!

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Pointe Tax Advisory Services
5.0
from 15 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Marian S.
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Noella was punctual and very professional. We are expecting to call on her again next year when it is tax time. We couldn't have asked for more.

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Rahim Shakoor
5.0
from 14 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert M.
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The past few years I have doing my taxes with Turbo tax, but this year I decided to get professional help. I'm glad that I did. Rahim is very courteous, professional, thorough and reasonably priced. He also showed me how the new tax law will affect my wife and I in 2018 and how we can prepare for the changes. I would definitely recommend Rahim for tax preparation services.

  • 14 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack
Kris S.
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Tamika was fantastic, I needed assistance with tax preparation. She definitely was thorough and very efficient. I was in and out in about 1-1/2 hours. Great experience!!

  • 4 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Youssef Y.
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Safwat is a true professional who is techincal when it comes to details. He is excellent is customer satisfaction and listens carefully to his client needs. I would absolutely recommend him for anyone seeking tax/accounting advice.

CPA Accounting & Consulting
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Tsvetan P.
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George Dimov and his team prepared tax returns for me and my wife. They were fast, answered all our questions and addressed all of our concerns. Will hire again.

Lehman Tax Service
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Rachel W.
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I am supremely satisfied with the speedy service George provided me in preparing my taxes! I will continue to use his services in the future for sure! I am also impressed with how kind and understanding George was with me and my situation. Not to mention the price was super affordable and not entirely inflated like all of the other places I contacted. Job well done George! Many thanks to Thumbtack for guiding me to the outstanding services of Lehman Tax Service!

Nodohara & Associates
4.3
from 8 reviews
  • 18 hires on Thumbtack
Sterling M.
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John Nodohara did a great job working with me to prepare my taxes and was able to get me a great return even though my individual situation was a little complicated. Thanks!

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  • 1 year in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Angela R.
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Troy is a fantastic tax preparation expert. He has over 5 years of experience working at H&R block so he has all the knowledge of a true tax pro. Unlike the big firms, Troy truly cares about his clients and spends time with them trying to maximize their refunds. He also takes time to explain tax implications and laws. I learned so much about taxes after the first meeting! He's friendly and arrives on time. My refund was significantly higher than what I would have gotten at a big firm.

ALTIUS
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Jan T.
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I rarely write online reviews. However, my experience with Allen preparing my tax returns has been so positive that I want to make sure everyone knows. My interaction with Allen has been exemplary. Allen has prepared tax returns for our family for many years with complete satisfaction. He is extremely knowledgeable and articulate in explaining tax complexities and nuances that can be difficult to understand. More importantly, he takes the time to understand our situation every year and genuinely respects our concerns. As a client, Allen returns all my phone calls promptly and takes the time to explain and review all my inquiries. His customer service is stellar!!! I would highly recommend Allen, and in fact, I have already done so. ~Jan T

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
John G.
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Cindy is an expert for tax and she can make the complicated things easy for me to understand. She save me almost $1000 from IRS. Will absolutely use her again.

  • 23 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Maggie L.
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Because I had some tax issues, I was sure that there was no escape from having to come up with a few thousand dollars for the IRS. Wow, was I wrong! Howard and his team put their knowledge and experience to work for me and when they were done, I didn't owe anything for 2016. If you have tax issues Howard will solve them; or, if your return is straight forward he will make sure you take advantage of every deduction and get the maximum refund due. If you want the best and most honest tax preparer, I HIGHLY recommend calling Howard...you will not be disappointed!

  • 39 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Justine M.
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Andrew Haupt met with me to discuss tax planning and he prepared our tax returns. I really enjoy working with Andrew because he answers all my questions thoroughly and he is easy to talk to. He really seems to enjoy his work and if he doesn't know the answer, he researches it right away. I am very happy with his services.

Al's Mobile Tax Service
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Doana R.
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Job well done! patient human being, quick to reply, very professional, reasonable pricing, very convenient, no bad surprises- I'm so grateful to find this man- will use his service again next year and for sure recommend to family and friends!!

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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