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Penny H.

Ronald Nelson Tax & Accounting

Ron is very knowledgeable about taxes and helps get you the most back that he can.

Sep 28, 2018

Virginia K.

PJN Tax Solutions Group Inc.

I was very appreciative of how proactive Attorney Noone was in addressing my needs and helping me with forms I didn’t really understand. Great person, very down-to-earth and practical.

Apr 5, 2018

Wendy W.

Two Certainties Corp.

Rick is prompt and professional. Prepared and explained my dad's tax returns. And patient: knew what to ask for to maximize my dad's refund. Glad I found him!

Apr 4, 2017

Mr. L.

JPA Bookkeeping & Tax Service, Inc

Joanne is a true and experienced Bookkeeper and tax preparation. Joanne's technical process has allowed my business to stay compliant with filing deadlines, monthly reports, and quarterly tax filing with the IRS. The freedom of bookkeeping has allowed me to focus on my business' bottom line and increase sales revenue. I highly recommend JPA Bookkeeping and tax preparation for your business services - Mr. Lopez

Apr 23, 2016

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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