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Waterbury Accountants

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

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Paul Bortnick, CPA, CFP
5.0
from 49 reviews
  • 70 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
  • 85 hires on Thumbtack
CA J.
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Clearly knows his business as an accountant. Mike completed 3 years of tax returns in a very prompt time frame. I felt very comfortable in his knowledge base and happy with his locations. I plan on using him in the future.

A+ Financial Services LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 46 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

Paul Moya
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Omar B.
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It’s my absolute pleasure to recommend Paul Moya. Paul and I first met at Springfield Technical Community College and also worked together Massmutual. I thoroughly enjoyed my time working with Paul, and came to know him as a truly valuable asset to absolutely any team. He is honest, dependable, and incredibly hard-working. Beyond that, he is an impressive accounting and math skills. His knowledge of math and expertise in accounting was a huge advantage to our entire office. He put this skillset to work in order to have a successful monthly, quarterly and annually reconciliation results. Along with his undeniable talent, Pual has always been an absolute joy to work with. He is a true team player, and always manages to foster positive discussions and bring the best out of other employees. Without a doubt, I confidently recommend Pual to be your tutor. As a dedicated and knowledgeable employee and an all-around great person, I know that he will help you achieve your goals. Omar

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

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!

Jeffrey A. Hirsch, PC
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Ken K.
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I only needed a "legal opinion letter" (to verify my company existence), but if I need anything else I would surely return to Mr. Hirsch. A pleasure to work with.

Geronimo & Silva, LLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Teodoro A.
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Patricia is courteous, professional and highly reliable! I highly recommend her. I can't wait for next year! Teo

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.

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.

  • 3 years in business
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I specialize in monthly accounting, strategic planning, profit improvement, budgets, and general business development (i.e., IT, finance, marketing, sales, and HR).

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I am a certified public accountant, employing 7 professional staff members. I prepare all types of tax returns, personal income taxes (all states), business tax returns, sales taxes, payroll taxes, as well as gift tax returns and estate taxes. I have been a CPA for more than 20 years, owning my practice for 3 1/2 years. I am the treasurer for the Smithtown Chamber in Smithtown, NY. I belong to various organizations, such as AICPA NYSSCPAS Suffolk County Estate Planning, as well as the Smithtown Chamber. I am a hands-on accountant and work with people of every profession.

  • 1 year in business
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Our prices and service stands out the most when it comes to our professional field compared to others. We strive to bring our clients top of the line quality services, at an affordable rate! Other companies will charge you so much more because of there overhead cost. But, with MYR you will find that is not an issue with us. The company is new so take advantage of our low rates today!

  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Over 10 years of experience in accounting.I provide quality and accurate service with a reasonable price.

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We are specializing in taxes for traders. We offer the following: * tax preparation * consulting * entity formations * investment management formation * accounting, * tax preparation * audit If you are a trader, your first step should be a consultation with Robert A. Green, CPA.

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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.

  • 10 years in business
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You won't find any other Long Island CPA like us. We guarantee it! As you will have already gathered, we're not like other Long Island accounting firms. We care dearly about your financial performance and your growth, and we achieve this by working hard to build a strong (really strong) relationship with you. We even invest our own money to ensure our business clients get full access to one of the world's leading marketing and business growth systems, the Business Growth System.

  • 18 years in business
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We provide affordable and convenient tax preparation services. We know that you're busy, so we make it easy to complete your tax return. We come to your home, your office or a place that is convenient for you. We also can prepare your taxes remotely in our office through our pick-up / drop-off service or through our secure portal. We input your information and e-file your return during our meeting. We charge less than the larger tax preparation businesses to include Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax and even H&R Block.

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I offer an accounting service, providing expert services to all small businesses. I have a complete hand-posted or computerized accounting system that is exclusively designed for your specific business. You can do your own books. I can do all your bookkeeping for you, or we can do them together, including your monthly billings and income statements.

  • 1 year in business
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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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