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Ames Tax Preparers

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Ann M. Hartz CPA
4.6
from 31 reviews
  • 20 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Renee B.
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Pleasant, efficient tax preparation. Planning to return next year.

FUIRSA, Inc.
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Brian P.
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Randi was very professional and thorough when interviewing us for preparation of our tax return. She was very knowledgeable and was able to gather all the necessary information for preparation of our return in under an hour's time. She identified items we were missing and gave us a list of these things she needed to complete our return. Once we provided these items, Randi completed the federal and state returns quickly. We're looking forward to working with her again!

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Stephen K.
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Matt Leydens' Dive Shop have used Fundamentax since 2012 and have had a great experience. William has been very professional and thorough. Although time was not a factor, he completed our taxes promptly and for a reasonable price. One of the owner has used Fundamentax services for his personal taxes for several years and the other owner will be using their services for his personal taxes this year. We would highly recommend there services for your business or personal needs.

Jodi Alsin-Fouts
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Michael P.
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Jodi was very professional and knowledgeable of the tax system she was polite and well-mannered and I enjoyed my tax time with her and I will use her again thank you Jodi

  • 20 years in business
Greg H.
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They have a friendly, helpful team and competent tax advisors. I had delayed my tax payments due to a few bad financial years and family health issues. Things came to a head when I received a tax notice with fines and back taxes worth over $15,600 from the IRS. This was simply too much for me to pay within a month’s notice and I thought our lives were over. I was really desperate when I got in touch with their service but their consultants were reassuring and told us they would do their best. They certainly did wonders for me and my family. Not only did they manage to get the tax liability reduced to less than $4,100, they even had the whole amount divided into installments. We were able to clear the bill over the next three years. I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders. We are really grateful for their wonderful work.

  • 22 years in business
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We not only will prepare returns and books, but we sit down with people and show them how to keep more of their money or increase a businesses income.

  • 9 years in business
About

Ankeny Tax & Accounting handles all your tax reporting requirements for federal, state and local taxes. We work with both individual and businesses for their yearly tax preparation and filing. We have worked with all types of clients, with many diversified and unique situations. Whether you are a farmer, a student, a first time home buyer, a newly-started family, or something in between, we have the experience and expertise to help make your tax filing as easy as possible. In addition, we have worked with many businesses of all sizes, from the solo entrepreneur working out of their home, to the multi-million dollar corporation. Whether you are a corporation, LLC, partnership or an individual , rest assured that we will protect your interests.

About

Tax Assistance Group is A+ rated with the Better Business Bureau and comprised of experts in their respective fields in the tax industry. Our group of licensed tax professionals , enrolled agents, and certified public accountants provide taxpayers like you the essential resources needed to organize a solid case with the IRS. With a personal tax team by your side, you can rest assured that you have representation that will negotiate with the IRS to produce an affordable resolution.

About

Did you experience any major life changes in 2011? Did you get married or divorced, buy a house, have a baby, pay for college expenses, change or lose a job, move, or retire? If so, your tax situation may be significantly more complicated than it has been in the past. Don't risk costly errors trying to understand complex tax laws on your own. I am a CPA and Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with 20 years experience preparing all types of tax returns and I'd love to help you with yours! I offer affordable, personalized services utilizing the latest technology for your convenience. Give me a call if I can help. Trisha Dunkelberger, CPA TDunk, LLC

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.

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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