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Lombard Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lombard.

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The Beyrak Firm
4.8
from 42 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 67 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
  • 102 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.

Hodge Group, LLC
5.0
from 37 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 95 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!!!!

  • 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
  • 41 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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Matthew A.
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This is my second year filing with Larry. He clearly outlines what you need to do, he'll meet with you to talk through it or you can just email him everything. I preferred meeting in-person because I didn't understand a few requirements around my rental property. Turns out I wasn't accounting for some of my costs and he figured out why I should get back additional money. He also found a mistake in my 2014 tax return (done by somebody else) and is re-filing that return for me.

  • 30 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Larry L.
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Jim is a true accounting professional. He doesn't just care about the numbers, he cares about the individual.

taxpreptoday
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Craig W.
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TaxPrepToday takes an individual approach in meeting the needs of their clients. They’re very skilled in understanding policies at the local, state, and federal level to lower your tax obligation.

Brandt Accounting Inc.
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Irene C.
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Jean is a great accountant! I appreciate working with her because she is very responsive and spent time educating me as I am allergic to accounting details! She guided me through selecting and establishing my tax identity to help me maximize my tax savings. She also set up my books - I had QuickBooks on my desktop which I didn’t set up properly so I ran into tons of issues! She set me up online with the ability to enter expenses from my iPad and iPhone! I believe she has a sliding scale for services - from bookkeeping through tax preparation that she can walk through with yo. She can help you determine if you need to set up a payroll. My favorite part of working with Jean - she goes out of her way to get to know you, your situation and goals and even offers a consultation to discuss your needs ahead of time - either in person or by phone.

  • 29 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jaco L.
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They helped me learn how to use Excel Better and even gave me access to their free excel training classes. They also helped me with QuickBooks and set up several custom reports for me to help me understand where my business was making money.

About

We specialize in helping small businesses with all their accounting needs at an affordable rate. Including, but not limited to, bookkeeping, sales and payroll returns and income tax preparation. We can provide personal tax preparation as well.

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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.

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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.

  • 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 offer the following services: * Business Incorporation * Payroll and Corporate Taxes * Bookkeeping * On-Site Quickbook Installation * Strategic Business Planning with Budgeting * Property Management We work one on one with clients and explain the business and financial process in detail. Accounting network adds value beyond the numbers!

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I have the experience in accounting, payroll, bookkeeping, accounting payable, and accounting receivable. I am capable to drive the month-end closing process, to prioritize and to meet deadline. I am proficient with Excel, Microsoft office, and QuickBooks, and I'm able to handle all facts of accounting functions, including A/P, A/R and payroll. I am also experienced in processing invoices collection, bank receivables, and account reconcile and researching various projects as necessary. I can also assist order purchase as well as enter inventory processing. I can handle the office-related internal and external matters. I am an experienced worker in a team environment and excellent customer service.

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Do you need help with Accounting? Bookkeeping services etc? Contact me! Languages: English, Polish, French I am experienced in various industries.

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I am a tax professional. I do Individual Tax Returns. Most returns are e-filed the same day prepared. I do business accounting using QuickBooks. All tax returns are e-filed with no incremental fees. IRS Tax professional. Most return are E-Filed at the Federal & State levels.

  • 39 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
About

We do small business accounting and tax preparation for small- to midsize firms. We have been in business since 1979.

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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