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Gainesville Accountants

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  • 10 years in business
  • 376 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Andre M.
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Great accountant at a great rate. Very confident and excellent quality service.

  • 4 years in business
  • 313 hires on Thumbtack
Brit W.
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I had the pleasure of working with Streling Rose Consulting Corp. to help me develop my business plan. I looked at reviews before deciding to partner with the company and spoke with Jennifer. But I could of never imagined some of the most kind, knowledgeable and understanding people worked to make my vision real. Sterling Rose Consulting Corp. attention to detail is outstanding. I knew what I wanted and how I wanted to execute the plan but the team of advisor still brought their expertise for things like other target markets and potential opportunities. Durning my partnership with Streling Rose Consulting Corp. their were several hurricanes that effected them and the surrounding areas, but they never wavered in proffessionalism. I'm gratefull to have found Streling Rose Consulting Corp, I believe the stars really did align!

  • 23 years in business
  • 76 hires on Thumbtack
Jessica P.
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Our second year of taxes with Andrew. Professional, prompt and intelligent tax accountant. We appreciate Andrew's attention to detail and timely process of our return. He was also able to resolve a hefty audit issue we had from 2008 in a timely manner. We highly recommend his service.

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  • 14 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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Patricia Z.
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I have always done my own taxes but circumstances changed this year and I needed to file in two states. Could not wrap my head around it. I talked to several people and decided to go with Debra at Premier Tax & Accounting Services. She promptly answered each of my MANY questions and made me feel comfortable. She was prompt and prepared the return exactly when she said she would. She was great to talk with, I felt like I was chatting with an old friend. I highly recommend Debra

  • 13 years in business
  • 54 hires on Thumbtack
Robert W.
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I discovered the services of Ms. Cassells-Paramore while scanning through online listings of tax preparers & CPAs. After reading her profile and biography of her experiences in this field, I was convinced that she appeared well-qualified. So, I made an appoinment for my wife and me. We not only needed our 2014 tax filing; but, wanted someone who could investigate and organize our filings for the three previous tax years. Melaine was the answer to our prays! Both of us were surprised and highly-pleased by her soft-spokeness, and ability to quickly understand and define our tax situation. We were immediately impressed by her tax knowledge and willingness to address all of our issues & concerns. She was structured, and instructive ... calming our fears of this process. After outlining each specific step in her process to assist us, Ms. Paramore went to work for us, in a great and professional way! My wife and I had no complaints or displeasure with the handling of our tax business. Professional, personable, intelligent and caring ... that's Melaine Paramore! We wouldn't accept any other tax expert or accountant ... she's one of the best, ever!!

from 22 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 16 hires on Thumbtack
Michele T.
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I hired Cititax to prepare my husband and my year end tax returns. We had a lot of life activities this year from having moved, gotten married and purchasing a house for the first time so we wanted to hire a professional to ensure we maximized our tax return. Shybi was a real pleasure to work with and extremely responsive from initial request to the time our returns we’re filed. His price was competitive and I feel we were charged fairly. We are very busy and could be difficult to get in touch with but Shybi was patient and efficient in all of our meetings. He provided valuable insight and was able to answer all of our questions. He turned our returns around within hours once I had provided him with all of the necessary data. We would definitely hire CITITAX again and refer to anyone looking for someone to prepare their personal tax returns.

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Hiromi's CPA, LLC
from 16 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
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Anthony V.
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Hiromi was extremely knowledgeable and very thorough. She was lightning fast. We enjoyed working with her and will work with her again. Highly recommended.

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Georgia Personal Assistants
from 12 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
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Michael D.
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I'm a one-man IT and needed help managing and growing my business. GA Personal Assistants has been a lifesaver. I was able to hand off the billing, accounting and legal matters to GA Personal Assistants which allowed me to focus on doing what I best. I feel like I can now take on more work without having to worry about things falling through the cracks.

Protaxing LLC (J CPA)
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
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James is an excellent CPA. I appreciate his attention to details and the diligence he brings to every job. I highly recommend him for all your accounting needs.

  • 6 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
Mike S.
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This took ALL the research out of the picture for me. I was able to happily hire an accountant. One phone call and my issues were addressed and my stress was depleted! Great System Here.

  • 20 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
David G.
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Amy did an excellent job with our taxes. She is detail orientated, good with time lines, and pleasant to work with. She found several savings our previous accountant had missed. When one of her clients went over the planned on time allotment called me to push back our meeting. I appreciated her respecting my time. Amy is a very capable professional. David G in Kennesaw

from 7 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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Mr Aalen has been working with me on my back tax problems. He really has a lot of experience working with the IRS. He was the best person for this problem because ive worked with other tax professionals before. I feel that If he was my original accountant I would not even be in this position. I also relocated to another state and he is still working with me as if I'm still there and hasn't missed a beat and I can always get in touch with him unlike my past experience. He really knows how to take away any confusion, concerns and frustrations you may have . I have recommended him to 2 of my family members and they are very pleased!

Alliance CPA Group
from 4 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christy H.
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Alliance CPA Groups has been great to work with. I have a small business and they have been very helpful and professional to work with, it’s like they are part of my team. If you have any accounting needs this is your team.

  • 27 years in business
Delores A.
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Womack Tax and Accounting consistently provides knowledge and expertise to resolve my tax issues, questions and concerns.

The Johnson Firm
from 1 review
  • 4 years in business
Shalimar J.
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Working with Brian Johnson is soothing. The tax process was easy. I was confused but he clearly wasn't. Everything went well. I got the most back for my refund and it was completed at a low rate. His prices are wonderful! I choose The Johnson Firm...

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Mary did a great job preparing taxes.


Tax Preparation, Individual, Business, Notary, Payroll


We are a small business with a big impact. We guarantee accurate filing and offer tax advice for every tax situation.


We have an outstanding customer service, and we utilize the best available technology and products to meet our customers needs. Also , we pay special attention to customer demands and our charges are very moderate.


I prepare income statements, tax filings, bank reconciliations, and any other necessary accounting or bookkeeping functions.


We provide accounting system set-up and maintenance for small businesses. We also provide help with hiring and training full-time bookkeepers. Services are provided remotely or on-site on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basis. Sales tax, payroll tax and corporate tax services are available.

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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