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The Beyrak Firm
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

Hodge Group, LLC
from 39 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 97 hires on Thumbtack
Bill C.
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Tom has been handling all of our tax work since 1992, from monthly sales tax filings to a full scale IRS audit. He was with me while an IRS examiner spent two and a half days at our office, answering questions and providing backup material. All ended well as Tom said it would, because our returns were done properly, and all supporting documentation was available. We have been happy with the Hodge Group for over 20 years, and use them for everything for our bookkeeping, accounting, and tax prep. Two thumbs up!!!!

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J&R Accounting Group LLC
from 41 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.

Lineal CPA
from 44 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 70 hires on Thumbtack
Tina M.
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Who else can be better to do you taxes than a former tax auditor. After my CPA retired, I hired him to do my taxes and I am very happy with his service.

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J.R. Salvato & Associates
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
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Alyssa R.
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James has been incredibly helpful. I needed help in figuring out what type of business license to get for tax purposes and he went out of his way to provide information and direction. He definitely has a wealth of information. As a total novice to the entrepreneurship world, I don't know what I would have done without him. An added bonus is that he's also very easy to communicate with and I could tell he completely had my interest at heart. I'm definitely coming back to use his services.

  • 10 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Paul M.
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Julie has done training and accounting work for me for years. She is reliable and I hold her in the highest regard. I would and have recommended her to other business owners.

  • 15 years in business
  • 13 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.

Selden Fox, Ltd.
from 9 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer B.
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Don Dvorak is an expert in his field. His extensive knowledge has brought incredible value to both my personal tax situation as well as my business. The level of service is unmatched. I'd recommend Don to anyone needing financial and tax assistance at any level.

  • 19 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Salaam A.
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Very professional fast accurate service.

Margaret Stoch, CPA
from 4 reviews
  • 21 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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.

Eulo Accounting
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dayana E.
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Great accountant. Very professional and knows his business extremely well. Knew how to handle my accounts to get the most out of my returns. Helped me reconcile my books, as well as preparing the correct financial statements for my company. Looking forward to working with him next year. Definitely recommend for all your accounting needs.

Martisha Welch CPA
from 2 reviews
    Briyonnie H.
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    You can expect 100% satisfaction of knowing you have someone in your corner! I am a first timer with learning about the daunting responsibilities of keeping track of personal finances and setting a budget. It can be an uncomfortable and scary experience starting a life holding yourself accountable. With Martisha's services and her down to earth personality, she has helped me shift my thinking about my personal finances into thoughts of possibilities of where I can grow financially. She has great insight and has helped me transform my doubts into a sense of control. I am certain that you would love the qualities of her services. Don't take my word for it, experience her services for yourself.

    • 10 years in business
    • 3 hires on Thumbtack
    Erin K.
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    Leslie is a miracle worker. Our books were a mess before we hired her and she helped / is helping us get totally caught up and compliant. Her advice has been priceless. She has completely taken away several tasks that consumed a good amount of time and worry and given me back piece of mind.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    We have over 10 years' experience in accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, business and individual tax services and corporate or partnership set-up.


    I have a sincere passion and excitement for accounting. My company's goal is to provide exceptional customer service and accurate accounting records to assist business owners in meeting their goals, make better business decisions and improve profits.


    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.


    I help companies organize and get ledgers to where they need to be. If you're not good with numbers or managing your corporate structure, give us a call. We will be happy to help or consult with you.


    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.


    Our services include the following: * Accounting * Business Consulting * HR and Payroll Services * Marketing * Security Guard Services * Social Media Marketing * Tax Preparation


    Services offered: - Personal tax returns preparation - Corporate tax returns preparation - Electronic filing - Full accounting service - Payroll - Financial statement

    • 5 years in business

    I will help organize your financial records, provide a check writing service for your bills, gather accounting records for your tax accountant and do other bookkeeping services. I do all in the comfort of your home. I am a retired CPA/attorney.

    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.

    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.

    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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