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Christy B.

All About Numbers LLC

I have known and worked with Erin for over 18 years. I first began a working relationship with her while an Office Manager for a small consulting company. The CEO hired her to prepare quarterly taxes, annual W2’s for the staff and to provide general bookkeeping, payroll, and accounting services. I often had to call her for assistance with QuickBooks, and other accounting-related issues. She was always more than happy to help. Since my divorce in 2015, I have personally utilized her tax preparation services to file my annual taxes. She is not only professional, trustworthy, and knowledgeable, but she is also very personable. I would highly recommend her.

Feb 2, 2019

John S.

Kara M Carserino, CPA LLC

Entire process handled quickly affordably and professionally. One tax service wanted $500 without listening to my problem.

Apr 30, 2018

Ruth D.

Westhill Accounting and Tax Services

Submitted our taxes on short notice. Mike got them done in a few days just in time to file on tax day. Very satisfied will use his tax service going forward.

Apr 17, 2018

Lea K.

AAJ Services Inc.

Perfect preparation of my tax return!

Mar 22, 2017

James H.

ACE ADVISORY MANAGEMENT LLC

Atabu was great. I was a little uncertain about this whole process and he made me feel comfortable. His expertise in tax preparation was exceptional. I look forward to working with Mr. Otobo for many years to come and highly recommend him.

Mar 27, 2016

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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