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Gainesville Accountants

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  • 9 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Lashawn W.
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Back taxes: Mr. Jones was very potential and knowledgeable. I going to hire him for our accountant and recommend him to all my friends. LaShawn

Priess Accounting Services
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from 5 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Michelle L.
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I own a Jewelry Store and Priess Accounting Services handles all of my bookkeeping. From data entry, payroll reporting and sales tax reporting. I always get my reports timely and they answer any questions I have any time of day. They provide a great service at a reasonable price!

C.A.T.S., Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Gary T.
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Paul was very professional, would definitely use him again.

Copeland & Associates PLLC
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kelly C.
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Natalie has handled all of my business and individual needs accounting needs since 2011. Her philosophy of being a concierge type accountant for AND following through on it made it a no brainer when she decided to open her own firm that my company would follow.

Sherry D.
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Christy is a knowledgeable professional with many years of solid bookkeeping and accounting experience. She can be relied upon to deliver excellent service and accurate results.

Shoebox Bookkeeping
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Barry B.
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A great bookeeping service.Keeps us in line and read for our accountant, couldn't be happier.

Michele Wall
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brooke D.
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I have used Michele Wall for all my accounting needs, for the last 5 years. She has done an excellent job and is very affordable. She is trustworthy and accurate and I know my information is secure with Michele.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We specialize in QuickBooks accounting, bookkeeping, as well as payroll and administrative services for small businesses and new company startups. We have more than 20 years of experience. We will be pleased to schedule a free meeting to discuss your business needs. Thank you.

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We provide full-service accounting such as payroll, payroll reports, accounts receivable and payables, and HR services.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Priess Accounting Services has more than 25 years of experience helping businesses of all sizes with many different aspects of their accounting. From bank reconciliations to year end tax returns and everything in between. Our staff tackles the books so you can tackle your business! We are certified public bookkeepers and QuickBooks ProAdvisors!

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My education and work experience in the accounting field allows me to assist clients with their accounting needs.

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I do small business accounting, payroll, and tax returns. I am an enrolled agent and certified by IRS to prepare all tax returns and representation.

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We provide bookkeeping, consulting, and accounting services for small business owners at a fair price.

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I focus on small business accounting. I prepare financial statements at an affordable rate. I help self-employed clients stay compliant. I keep my client base small to provide personal service.

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We are a certified public accountant firm located in the north Florida area. We offer services for individuals and businesses, including: * tax preparation * tax planning * small business consulting * bookkeeping and payroll services * financial statement preparation Contact us today for a complimentary consultation.

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We love to help small businesses and not for profit organizations succeed. Our customers concentrate on their main priority, running their business, and we are there to reduce any worries they may have regarding accounting, year end preparation or audit.

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I offer write-up and training of personnel, business consulting and decision making support, QuickBooks, Great Plains support, tax return preparation, and limited compilation engagements.

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We offer small business setup and/or accounting services and Quickbooks accounting software setup and training. We assist in filing all business or corporation tax filings, assistance in filing overdue tax returns or amended returns. We are a small firm so we are available to work with you when you need us. Bookkeeping services are offered by the month, quarter or year.

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We do small business accounting, payroll, Quickbooks training and setup, help filing back tax returns. We are a small firm and will give you that personal attention you deserve. We'll come to your home or office. We are serving most of Northeast Florida locations.

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I am a small business provider available to all accounting services needed in all industries. I can do the following: • Incorporate, provide financials • Bills paying • Budgets • Business plans • All tax returns I also have three degrees in accounting. I tailor fees according to the small-business' budget. I bill bulk for all services, not hourly. Call me for a free consultation.

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I work with my clients the way they are comfortable.

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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