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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do accountants charge for tax help?

On average, individual tax preparation services cost $242, and prices typically range from $137- $454. However, many factors can impact how much an accountant will charge you for tax assistance. For an accurate price estimate, request quotes from several certified public accountants (CPAs) near you. 

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.  

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a tax preparer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to conduct an appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic is virtually, as this will ensure that you remain within the CDC's social distancing guidelines.

Ask tax professional near you if they would be willing to give a consultation via phone call, Zoom, Skype or other video conferencing software to discuss the scope of work. Also, ask them how they handle payments and whether they will be able to conduct all of their services remotely.

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.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a tax preparer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a tax preparer near you, ask if the tax preparation can be handled remotely. Most accounting firms and tax preparers may be willing to offer this. Before you hire a tax preparer, contact them and ask about their procedure for working virtually. 

How much is a financial planner?

On average, financial planners charge $100-$150 per hour for their services. However, hourly rates can range from $45-$200 per hour. 

It’s important to note that financial planners and advisors may set their prices differently. For example, they may charge: 

  • Hourly rates
  • Flat fees 
  • Retainer fees
  • Commissions
  • A percentage of assets under management

Before you hire a financial planner or advisor, get cost estimates from several professionals near you. And ask them to explain how their pricing works and how they get paid.

How can I find out if a tax preparer os considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out which services are deemed essential in your area, visit the official government website of your state or city and look for information about essential services.

For information on a national level, visit CISA’s publication on critical infrastructure workers. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

What is a financial planner?

A financial planner is a professional who can help create a plan to achieve your financial goals. Some examples of financial planners include investment advisors, accountants or insurance agents, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Do tax preparers offer remote or virtual services?

Contact local CPAs or tax professionals to see if they can offer their services without in-person contact. Many firms can operate remotely or virtually, and others that typically operate face-to-face may be changing their procedures to keep up with social distancing guidelines. 

Reviews for Adams Park accountants
Will R.
Wonderful accountant. Would recommend all day every day!
Antega LLC | Finance, Accounting & TaxAntega LLC | Finance, Accounting & Tax
Thumbtack Customer
Great accountant at a great rate. Very confident and excellent quality service.
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Elizabeth O.
I have found my forever accountants! Thank you so much!
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Darien H.
My experience with Fausta at Accounting & Tax Solutions has been great thus far. She followed up very quickly and efficiently after my initial inquiry and was very clear and concise about the services she offered. I appreciated her professionalism and overall kind demeanor, especially when working through such difficult problems as accounting and taxes. I'm looking forward to completing this project and feel at ease with the support of Fausta at Accounting and Tax solutions.
Accounting & Tax SolutionsAccounting & Tax Solutions
Thumbtack Customer
Super intelligent guy! Knows his stuff! I think i found my accountant!
Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew is professional, a pleasure to work with, knowledgeable and very responsive. My husband and I used Poulos Accounting for our tax returns in 2103 for the first time and definitely plan to do the same this year. I've referred others, and I'd highly recommend Andrew Poulos for your accounting needs!
Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.
Marc l.
My previous accountant retired. I need a new accountant for personal taxes and I had some specific questions before getting started. Mr. Pytel took the time to examine and research my issue before getting back to me, which he did in less than 24 hours and gave me a very complete answer.
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Pam M.
I am so thrilled to have found Tim thru Thumbtack. I now have a knowledgeable, professional tax accountant. Thanks
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Andrew was fast, reliable, and friendly. He answered all of my tax questions and put me at ease with the whole process. I highly recommend Poulos Accounting and Consulting.
Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.Poulos Accounting & Consulting, Inc.
Isabella B.
If you are seeking an accountant who will understand your finances and obligations perfectly, then Godiva Accounting is the most qualified company to take care of you. From the first step all the way through, they are committed to making your tax experience as easy and precise as possible. I am extremely pleased with the quality of work and helpful follow up each appointment. Thank you so much! I will most certainly be a fixed client. Highly recommend.
Godiva FinancialGodiva Financial
Thumbtack Customer
Timothy Pytel is kind, knowledgeable and a joy to work with. I am certain that we will have a long-term professional relationship and I will engage his firm for all of my accounting and tax needs.
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Vincetravia S.
Ms.Yvonne is an awesome accountant very helpful and informative she motivates you to work towards your business goals helping you to take one step at a time...Thankyou for all of your help
QuickLook Accounting Solutions, Inc.QuickLook Accounting Solutions, Inc.
Kamelya H.
Don’t do it. Pay attention to fees and make sure everything is explained before you sign off on anything. I told them I never had an accountant before and I feel I was taken advantage of.
Jasmine M.
Absolutely fantastic to work with. In the past 10 years no other accountant/CPA asked to look at my actual books or ask me any questions. Tim has already shared tips that will help me improve my business.
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Denise D.
After it got to the point that H& R Block could no longer justify the amount of work that they were doing for me and the fees they charged, I decided to try Pytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC. Pytel was a much more reasonable alternative.
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Nik P.
Tim is fantastic. He is extremely knowledgable and provides a great deal of advice and insights. Tim is more than willing to go the extra mile to ensure his customers (myself) are satisfied with his accounting/tax work. Tim also spends extra time explaining intricate details of the process. Highly recommend!
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Ambreyana L.
I'm so glad I discovered Samara on Thumbtack. I've been wanting to hire a professional accountant to do my taxes and I'm happy that she was able to do mine for this tax season. She did a wonderful job! Super helpful and knowledgeable! I will be using her for all my tax needs!
FYE FinanceFYE Finance
Max G.
We have struggled finding a reliable and trustworthy tax service or accountant for years. I can finally say after years of searching we won’t be going to anyone other than Timothy Pytel. He was knowledgeable, efficient and he put our mind at ease. I will be recommending him to everyone I know come tax seasons.
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Amanda O.
Jessie has been fantastic for us. Me and my business partner started our company about a year and a half ago and really didn't have much idea of what we were doing when it came to managing the books. Despite my best efforts, they were kind of a mess by the end of the year, so I called Jessie in to get them straightened out. All it took was one meeting and now my books look beautiful! Plus she taught me QuickBook basics as we went through everything so I can do a better job with the day to day business accounting throughout the year. Highly recommend!
Sunflower Office SolutionsSunflower Office Solutions
Dawn K.
I recently switched accountants and I could not be happier. Although it is early in the process, I feel confident that this will be a long term commitment for me. From day one, Tim has been extremely reliable and easy to contact. He is is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about what he does and is always available to answer any questions I have. Immediately, he pointed out things that I need to be doing in order to have an organized and healthy financial future. We recently started working together and I will update as time goes on; however, I trust that my finances are in the right hands and I look forward to working with Pytel Associates.
Pytel  Associates Income  Tax & Accounting, LLCPytel Associates Income Tax & Accounting, LLC
Mark C.
I just have to write a review of AEI Accounting services. I am on a very tight schedule and only had about 2 hours to spare to get my taxes done this past weekend. I must have called at least 4 firms before AEI, to only receive a no to my scheduling needs. I said a prayer and called AEI. I cannot express more how grateful I am that I went to AEI Accounting services.. I connected with the owner and was met with great expertise, integrity, a light sense of humor, and a depth to, what I was able to quickly assess, as a person of unusual character. I was so comfortable that I asked if the owner if she would like to hear my "story". Not only did she perfect my return, I felt like I was heard, with what I felt were keen listening skills. Now, unfortunately, I failed to remember to remind her of one 1099 that I had, and the owner was more than accommodating by working it into my return later, after the weekend without any additional charges. I cannot speak more highly of the experience and the final outcome. I am paying less than I anticipated with her quick solution to my tax situation by finding legal, reasonable ways to save me money. I highly recommend this firm to anyone with a discerning eye for quality and perfection in accuracy.
AEI Accounting & Tax Service, Inc/FinancialAEI Accounting & Tax Service, Inc/Financial
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