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Shelton Accountants

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

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Paul Bortnick, CPA, CFP
5.0
from 48 reviews
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Khristalee N.
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Paul was prompt in responding to me and so I opted to use his services. I have absolutely no regrets. He presents extreme professionalism and is very knowledgeable. We have been looking around for some time for an accountant I I believe we have found the one. I have a very hard time trusting anyone with all that is happening around but I am very comfortable with Paul and so without any hesitation I would recommend him and his expertise to anyone looking for a financial advisor. He will be hearing a lot from myself and my husband. Khristalee

  • 15 years in business
  • 84 hires on Thumbtack
William J.
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Michael Aron is knowledgeable, efficient and assessable. Exactly what you want from a tax accountant.

  • 6 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Paul H.
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Roland worked with me on my schedule to convert (and correct) my accounts created by another bookkeeper/accountant. He worked hard to understand the organization of my 3 business entities and he managed to complete the work in a timely manner. I would recommend his services.

  • 12 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Naman S.
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Completed my e-filing of Federal and State tax returns within 8 hours after I get in contact with him. Really fast service. Good knowledge-base and experience. Probably the cheapest also.

Suozzi Accounting & Tax
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica B.
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Peter was knowledgeable and transparent about the tax filing process while working with my husband and I on our 2016 taxes. He was very responsive to all our questions and made the process pretty smooth while charging a fair price for his services. Thanks again!

  • 12 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Laraine V.
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Anne Napolitano is truly a life saver for me! Her professionalism and knowledge of quickbooks helped me transition to online accounting for my business with extreme ease. My fear of change was relieved and now I feel that I have a better understanding of how my business is run and how to improve upon it. I highly recommend Anne and look forward to sharing my positive experience with anyone who needs a great accountant.

A+ Financial Services LLC
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Erica E.
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Mike came on originally as my new accountant, which then progressed into consulting services, and finally bookkeeping. I am so thankful to have someone with his expertise on my team.

Accounting On The Go
4.5
from 6 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mark J.
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Nichole is bright, professional, VERY knowledgeable (especially about non-profits and NGOs, which was particularly important for us). She was able to advise us on policies and procedures, as well as accounting software and setup. Definitely well-worth the price given the value she provided.

Linda M. Eicholz, CPA
4.3
from 6 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Vito L.
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I was looking for a Tax Return Preparer on line and I saw the name of Linda Eicholz in a list of Accountants. I got an appointment; she revised all my files; spent time listening and then she proceeded with filing my Tax Return. I am very satisfied for her work. I found Linda to be friendly and very knowledgeable. Vito Lombardi

The Towles Group Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Keyon J.
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Awesome accountant, great fast reliable services. I wouldn't trust my business with anyone else, Ivan always count on The Towles Group!!!

Kim Walker, CPA
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Patricia S.
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Kim is very professional very easy to work with always double checks and looks for a new or different deductions and follows through beautifully to help you if an audit does occur

  • 7 years in business
Marlene B.
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What I like most about Masterpiece Accounting is that the services are professional. Whenever I need to discuss important matters, a meeting is always welcomed. Whenever I'm not totally satisfied, we are able to move forward on mutual ideas to ensure improvements are made in the best interest of the business.

  • 4 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jack V.
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Karen is a thoughtful and knowledgeable bookkeeper/accountant. She did a great job in fixing my Quickbooks file for the entire YEAR! I was impressed with her speed and accuracy as well.

Jennifer Palladino, EA
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 11 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jamie T.
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Jennifer has been my tax preparer along as my tax consultant for the past 10 years. She is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. Very organized and fast turn-around. Highly recommend her to do your tax work.

Abreu CPA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Scott H.
Verified review

Great job and very professional. They have an office in Norwalk, CT where you can meet and go over what you need done. The office was a little run down with difficult parking, but if you are paying for the quality of the accounting services than this will be quickly overlooked. They were always available to take my calls and very responsive to my questions. Got the work done in a timely manner.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Elaine E.
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Having your taxes prepared can sometimes feel very intimidating. Lisa put us at ease with her attention to detail and professionalism. She took the time to answer our questions and made some very valuable suggestions to help us maximize our tax deductions. We have recommended Lisa to many of our friends and business associates. You should give her an opportunity to assist you with your tax needs. You won't be disappointed!!

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Charles B.
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Very helpful and professional, I look forward to continuing to work with this company.

Declan C.
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Dana Andrews is the best! I have been using him for eight years and can recommend him without hesitation. His professionalism and tax knowledge are superior to anyone in the business.

  • 8 years in business
About

I have over 20 years of experience in accounting/finance/budgeting. I have worked for both the mid-size and small companies and excel in small business world.

JB Account Balance, LLC

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    About

    JB Account Balance provides unparalleled personalized virtual bookkeeping services to small businesses, small start up companies and self employed individuals in the united States. As your bookkeeper with over fifteen years of accounting experience,JB Account Balance is here to ensure that all of your decisions are made carefully and with your best interests in mind. JB Account Balance is ready and able to serve and guide you down your path to success.

    Parker Tax Services, LLC

    New To Thumbtack

    • 5 years in business
    About

    We are a full-service accounting firm. We are licensed and insured in New Haven, CT. We assist both individuals and businesses with their accounting, tax, and bookkeeping needs.

    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.

    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 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.

    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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