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Shelton Accountants

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Paul Bortnick, CPA, CFP
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bethany B.
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Paul was very personable and had a very quick turnaround. He is now my new accountant for tax season. I highly recommend him to anyone who requires these services.

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

Halpern & Associates, LLC
5.0
from 24 reviews
  • 37 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
Amanda P.
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Zack at Halpern & Associates is the best accountant we've ever had the pleasure of working with. He is professional, efficienct and he makes it easy to communicate with him. He brought deductions to my attention that I would have missed had we not had the pleasure of working with Zack. This is an excellent firm and you will not be disappointed if you choose to use them in the future!!

  • 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.

A+ Financial Services LLC
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 54 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.

Kim Walker, CPA
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 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

PHIL ECKSTEIN
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Samantha P.
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WE ASKED PHIL ABOUT CT GROSS TAX LAWS. WELL HE DOES ALL OUR ACCOUNTING BUSINESS AND PERSONAL. WE APPRECIATE HIS HONEST APPROACH IN GRAY AREAS,AND HIS QUICK RESPONSE IN RESOLVING OUR QUESTIONS.HE IS INTUITIVE, KNOWLEDGEABLE, AND CAPABLE FOR THE TASK. HE HERE AT LAYNE LUBRICATION PHIL IS OUR GUY . TIM

  • 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.

The Towles Group Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 14 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!!!

CPA associates Larchmont
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Pauline D.
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She is amazing. I think everyone in NY should use her for taxes. She is smart and understanding. In a market where accountants bleed you dry during tax season, she is reasonably priced and truly cares about her clients.

ROBERT VILINSKY, CPA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Beth D.
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Robert has been a great help to me in handling my business financial needs. He has prepared my corporate return for several years. He is a pleasure to work with and a proficient accountant!

BCPAS
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Chris A.
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Working with Brandon was great. I have used various different accountants, never have I had one that took the time to sit down and go over every aspect of the return with me and help me get the most possible out of my return...until I met Brandon..I sent a few other people to see Brandon and they all couldnt thank me enough for recommending him. I will continue to use Brandon and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a new accountant.

Bob's Accounting Solutions
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Amanda S.
    Verified review

    He is very efficient and very professional. My tax situation is complicated and he handles it like a pro.

    Alfonso J. Mollica CPA PC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    About

    We advise clients of why accounting and tax work needs to be prepared following certain standards and seek to inform them of the benefits and pitfalls, before the trouble starts.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Dontrell T.
    Verified review

    Great help answered any questions I had and was very friendly and affordable

    About

    JL Consulting is a firm that serves small- to mid-size businesses and individuals with accounting and tax services. The company provides tax preparation, financial statements, bookkeeping, payroll, computer training and sales tax support services. JL Consulting's specialties are as follows: * Minority-owned businesses * Government bids and contracts * Support for company start-ups * QuickBooks Pro Advisors on staff * QuickBooks training * Support for payroll and banking issues The firm's clients include nonprofits, construction companies, marketing companies, distributors and real estate management businesses.

    About

    I do general accounting work. I also work on financial statements and projection preparation. I will assist with any audit work needed.

    • 8 years in business
    About

    I offer comprehensive bookkeeping and accounting services to clients, including (but not limited to) the following: * tax-saving strategies * accelerated bookkeeping services * cost-reduction strategies * financial statements and more

    About

    I offer corporate accounting services, including full GAAP compliance, financial reporting, cash flow, AR/AP budgets and analysis, inventory, cash management, account reconciliation, foreign exchange, cost and process optimization and merge or acquisition due diligence work.

    About

    I am Robert Maddalena (PO Box 533, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590). Work Experience: I have over twenty-five years' experience as an accountant. I completed tax returns for IRS and AARP in 2013. I was employed for IBM Corp. in various accounting positions for over eighteen years. I also worked for NY state as an auditor. The following is my educational background: * BS Managerial Information Systems - Manhattan College, Bronx, NY * BS Accounting - Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY - Graduated Cum Laude * Passed CPA Exam

    About

    I'm a local accounting graduate with over 10 years' experience in individual tax return preparation. My honest approach and fair prices set me apart from the rest.

    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.

    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.

    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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