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Gainesville Bookkeepers

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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

  • 2 years in business
John T.
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I have been using Nature Coast Bookkeeping for years and the service has been second to none. I would recommend this service to everyone.

Priess Accounting Services
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!

OPS Management
from 4 reviews
  • 16 years in business
Julia H.
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This company's attention to detail is like no other. I would recommend OPS Management to anyone in need of bookkeeping, etc services.

Copeland & Associates PLLC
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erik S.
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Natalie handled our payroll, bookkeeping and tax preparation for my solo physician practice. She was timely, professional, and saved us quite a bit from the service I had used previously. Natalie prepared monthly financial reports and would meet with me regularly to review them and answer my questions. I'm a physician and much of this accounting is absolutely foreign to me. She worked closely with my office manager and billing company to insure monies were accounted for and to provide a true picture of my practice. I would highly recommend utilizing Copeland & Associates PLLC, especially if in the medical/dental field. Erik Schabert, D.O.

Shoebox Bookkeeping
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Erinn B.
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Shoebox Bookeeping really took the time to help my small business save money and showed me how to run reports so that I could fine tune my expenses and see how I could become most profitable.

Feed The Need G.
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Thorough, prompt and reasonably priced. You won't find a better bookkeeper elsewhere!


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.


Magic Numbers Bookkeeping caters to small businesses in Clay, Duval, Putnam counties and the surrounding areas. We offer personalized bookkeeping services to meet your specific needs and wants. We are willing to grow with you, and will be happy to make recommendations that will help your business grow and save you money.


I am QuickBooks and Xero Certified for Cloud based Virtual Bookkeeping. My work is backed up by thirty years of Accounting and Payroll Administrator experience. I am also a Certified Notary Signing Agent thru National Notary Association. Background checked, Bonded, E&O Insurance.


Using my services to do your bookkeeping either bi-weekly or monthly using your statement will cost you less than an employee. I currently have clients that can give you references. I am also very skilled in other services you may need: Powerpoint, Marketing, Writing, etc. Resume available.


As a business owner, you have things to focus on that are more important than bookkeeping. Save yourself time and money. Bray's Bookkeeping Service can provide all of your bookkeeping needs while you concentrate on promoting growth and success and making profits! - QuickBooks user, certified - No need to hire an employee, pay benefits, or payroll taxes - Flexible services tailored to suit your business needs and budget - Serving all industries and individuals - Member Ocala/Marion County Chamber of Commerce


We provide small business bookkeeping and QuickBooks training for office staffs. A full-service bookkeeping is available offsite or onsite.

  • 12 years in business

I can customize my services as needed for each individual client. So no business is to Small or to Big. I can meet with you as often as you like or I have the ability to do everything thing by phone and internet. Its up to you!


Can provide a high level of Bookkeeping and Administrative services for small to medium size businesses.


I work with my clients the way they are comfortable.

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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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