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Buffalo Grove Accountants

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Shepin CPA LLC
4.9
from 43 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 75 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Whitney Shannon L.
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Costa is a great accountant! Very thorough, prompt and reliable. And gives great business advice for those just starting out as well! He is very invested in your success, easy to reach, quick to reply and easy to work with.

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The Beyrak Firm
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jonathan M.
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Selected this firm as my preferred agent, had a call discussing all our requirements. Was told I would receive an engagement letter shortly and then nothing. Zero response from accountant or receptionist. Deathly silence and a week wasted before moving on to another provider. Don't waste your time with this firm

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J&R Accounting Group LLC
4.7
from 40 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
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Joe D.
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J&R accounting did my 2015 taxes and I was very impressed. Shiamal worked with me for over an hour asking me questions about taxes, possible donations, work related deductibles and anything else tax related. When I walked in I was greeted right away by the staff and was even offered water or coffee. Professional, kind, courteous and I felt extremely comfortable. Taxes were done, refund I received and the price to do my taxes was very reasonable. Thanks J&R.

  • 18 years in business
  • 49 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. R.
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Will came to my office on time. I needed significant help catching on my accounts reconciliation. He will take the time to get to know your business for accuracy in your bookkeeping. I've already referred him to other clients

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J.R. Salvato & Associates
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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James M.
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James did an amazing job helping me with my 2017 Tax Return. I had a very complicated year when it came to reporting income and James handled it like a true professional. He made sure my reporting was accurate while identifying all possible deductions. I would highly recommend James for your Small Business or Personal needs.

David A Hart
4.9
from 17 reviews
  • 38 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Stephanie M.
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I have always prepared my own taxes but they have becoming increasing more complex and I now also prepare a tax return for my daughter so this year, I decided to use a tax preparer. David was prompt, responsive and efficient and I will definitely be using him again next year.

Financial Solutions, Inc.
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Jiao P.
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Niky help me with the tax prep. She is very efficient and professional.

  • 15 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon N.
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My experience with Accurate Accounting was Amazing!!! The level of professionalism was through the roof. Shanta made such a daunting and complex task very comfortable, and understandable. I am definitely entrusting all my tax situations to her. I recommend so many others do the same.

  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Damon D.
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Joanne has been my accountant for over one year now. she prompt and accurate. My financials get to me before the 6th of each months. Here task include accounts payable, payroll and payroll taxes.

Shamrock CPA vCFO Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Christopher F.
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We met Steve at a DuPage County networking event and was impressed by his professionalism. Steve has been guiding us for the past three years as our accountant and bookkeeper. His knowledge and attention to detail has helped make my company aware of any tax savings and programs that benefit us. He is proactive by emailing his clients how changes in the tax plans will affect our business. We consult with Steve before we make any major changes in our business. If he doesn’t know the answer he will research and find out what we need to know. I feel confident in recommending Steve’s accounting services. He is not only thorough, but also easy to work with and always willing to take the time to discuss any concerns my business partner and I have. He is quick to respond to our questions and provide us with answers we understand.

Margaret Stoch, CPA
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
Linda E.
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Margaret has been my accountant for 12-15 years or so. She's great. Makes sense out of my records and keeps my taxes low. She's always prompt to answer my questions. Knows the IRS rules and regulations and has helped me stay even with them, I got audited once and she was a whiz. So glad she was on my side.

Premium Tax Accounting Inc.
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Talha G.
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They provide great service. Very professional

Eulo Accounting
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Yenisleidys B.
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Eulo Accounting gives us friendly service and ongoing problem solving for our day to day accounting and tax issues. They are professional, fast and accurate. Also, they are very responsive to all our questions and needs. I'd definitely recommend them!

  • 26 years in business
April D.
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I love Falls Accounting! They provide quality work in a timely fashion, are very knowledgeable and up to date on all tax laws and help me understand my taxes and steps I can take to improve my financial position in the future as tax laws change.

  • 6 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Gayle C.
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So far so good. Khalid was very responsive and quick. As long as the IRS accepts, and doesn't penalize me I'm one happy customer.

  • 7 years in business
About

Services we offer are: - Accounting and financial analysis services for clients ranging from small business entrepreneurs to Fortune 100 multinationals - Cloud based accounting system development and maintenance across various software platforms - Business and personal tax filings preparation for small businesses - Tax and financial planning consultation for emerging and developing enterprises - Grant writing review and assistance (drawing from my Master's in NFP management)

About

We're a full-service small CPA firm located in downtown Chicago. We have over 40 years of experience, and we service many small businesses, public agencies, and not-for-profits throughout Chicagoland and northern Indiana. We also have security licenses and can assist with budgeting and cash flow management.

About

I am a CPA who enjoys working with small businesses and individuals. I am QuickBooks certified and have over 30 years of experience.

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I provide income tax preparation for individuals and businesses, as well as payroll and sales taxes. I also do bookkeeping services, consultations, and representation before the Internal Revenue Service and Illinois Department of Revenue.

  • 28 years in business
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I make house calls and take the time to address client needs. I also will alert the client to anything that may save them problems in the future.

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We are an expert problem solver for tax and accounting issues. We handle small business and individual tax return preparation and planning. Failing to plan is planning to fail. We are QuickBooks certified and have been supporting our clients on QuickBooks since version 1. We know how to make QuickBooks do just about anything you might need. We believe in setting up systems to get good and timely information to support good business decisions. We have the system to save yourself stress, time, energy and money.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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 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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