Joel Schmitz CPA

Saint Petersburg, FL

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

Our focus is on customer service. We have been doing this since 2003 and have a complete knowledge of the tax laws. If we encounter a situation that we are unfamiliar with we have the resources to research and help you resolve your issue.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Taxes, bookkeeping and payroll can be very stressful. I enjoy taking the stress and turning it to a positive experience and help the client plan for the future.

Location

Saint Petersburg, FL 33712

Years in business

16

Number of employees

2

Times hired on Thumbtack

3

Reviews

12 Reviews
  • David H. Jan 20, 2015
    Accounting
    Verified Review
  • David S. Dec 30, 2014
    Joel was extremely helpful with my difficult tax situation he took the time to explain every step of what needed to be done in a way that I could understand without having to take out my dictionary. I would recommend Joel Schmitz to anyone needing help with their taxes.
  • Jesse O. Dec 25, 2014
    I've been using Joel Schmitz's services for 4 years now, and have been more than satisfied with his work. I had complicated issues, but Joel was able to sort it all out and get me current, quickly. Everything I needed to take care of myself, was "dumbed down" for me, since I'm not a numbers guy, and I was able to contribute easily to get my taxes done efficiently. I highly recommend his services.
  • Sherry H. Dec 22, 2014
    Joel handles the payroll and tax returns for our business. He is extremely professional and goes out of his way to make himself available anytime he is needed. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others. I am beyond satisfied with his services.
  • Dan B. Dec 21, 2014
    I found Joel Schmitz ad on the Web, and thought I needed a new Tax accountant , my taxes are fairly easy but I was tired of paying way too much to the big box firms that you only see from Jan. 1 thru April 15. I made an appointment with Joel and was pleased that I didn't have to wait. He ansewered my questions and gave me pointers on the new tax season and what to expect and prepare for, like stock earnings . His rates in my opinion were far better than those firms that charge per page. I'm looking foward having Joel do my taxes this year in his new office
  • Chris N. Dec 17, 2014
    My husband and I have used Joel the last two years. He is precise and easy to work with! He asks great questions and has made doing our returns so easy! He has also been there to ask questions for tax planning purposes!
  • Teresa S. Dec 17, 2014
    Impressive how fast and efficient. Great to have secured electronic discussions and paperwork instantly.
  • Edward L. Dec 17, 2014
    Fantastic ability to understand business and taxes and keep things in their proper place while also suggesting possible methods to keep more of our money. Did accounting and bookkeeping and taxes, set up our Quickbooks and helps to monitor the results. Very impressed with his dedication and commitment always on time and available and following up without having to keep after him, he keeps after us! Thanks for keeping our numbers in order!!
  • Dan B. Dec 17, 2014
    Always takes my calls and doesn't send me a bill for asking questions. Also very easy to deal with, he communicates the tax code in a way its easy to understand
  • Brian A. Dec 16, 2014
    Joel has provided exceptional accounting and tax services to me professionally and personally since 2011. His attention to detail and depth of knowledge has saved me thousands in over payments to the tax collectors. I highly recommend Joel and his team.
  • Austin L. Dec 16, 2014
    Excellent service. I use Joel Schmitz for both personal and business tax and accounting. Always available on short notice and very responsive.
  • Jodi L. Oct 16, 2014
    Individual Tax Preparation
    Verified Review
    Joel was an absolute delight. He was very professional and made me feel comfortable with any questions or concerns I may have had. I dropped all my documents off on Monday and was back in his office the very next day to sign my paperwork. He explained everything in great detail. I did not feel rushed at all. By the time I left his office I knew I found a CPA I can trust and who has my best interest at heart. Thank you Thumbtack!

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
We are required to do 80 hours of continuing education. I normally complete over 160 hours to stay on top of the changing tax laws.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
We have a simple pricing structure and are highly competitive. We have a small modest office and run our CPA firm to keep costs low. Our prices reflect this, So many customers are amazed at how inexpensive it can be to hire a CPA.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Interview them and make sure there are no hidden fees. Many companies advertise a low price but then add unexpected fees.