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Rockford Accountants

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J.R. Salvato & Associates
4.8
from 19 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 41 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
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.

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.

  • 6 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Joe H.
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Robert is an excellent communicator who made the process of understanding our tax situation completely stress free. He goes well above and beyond our expectations, and for a very reasonable rate!not We couldn't be happier!

  • 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.

Tax Bracket, Inc.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Susan W.
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Great experience, very professional, would highly recommend going to Tax Bracket for your tax needs. Jared got me in in a short time frame and completed my taxes within 2 days so very quick turn around.

Nurmohamed, CPA, P.C.
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 15 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Vanessa M.
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Moe is an exceptional accountant and tax guru. Handled my issues and tax returns professionally while communicating with us throughout the process. He even identified tax saving strategies for me! Highly recommend.

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rafael D.
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Working with Mike from Labak Consulting has been great. I've talked with other business consultants in the past and none of them was as honest and up-front as Mike. We talked on the phone for an hour and meet at Starbucks for another hour just so he can get an understanding as to what I'm trying to accomplish. Most consultants I spoke with was just quick to throw a price out there without first getting a clear understanding of what's needed. I explained to Mike my ideas and that I'm working with limited funds to get started most consultants would've turned me away but me and mike was able to negotiate a payment agreement that works for the both of us. Mike has also been easy to reach and consistent in his response time to my E-mails which we both agreed would be the best form of communication. Doing this short time me and mike has been working together he have introduced me to several of his personal contacts that can be a major Influence in what I'm trying to accomplish.

Making Cents Accounting
4.0
from 1 review
  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Chuck A.
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Good understanding of quickbooks, and quickly picked up our model. Particularly strong at cost accounting. Would work with them again if choosing a service.

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We provide income tax and accounting services to small business clients and individuals. We are family owned with over 40 years of combined experience.

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I provide up to date knowledge on taxes. My door is always open for my client's 24/7.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We do not charge our customers by the form or by the hour. We have 25 years of tax experience and accounting experience. We are QuickBooks certified in Online and Desktop versions. We offer excellent service at affordable rates.

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I can help you with your personal or small business bookkeeping and accounting. I can also offer you financial organization assistance, sales tax returns, payroll and audit assistance. I am flexible, reliable and able to provide references.

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Licensed CPA with master's degree in accounting. 15 years experience helping clients save on their taxes.

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My company, DeCarrick Consulting, was started in 1998, offering bookkeeping, accounting software installation and training, as well as office administrative services. Over the years, it has grown to include personal and corporate income tax preparation, human resource benefit administration, website design and management, data entry and just about any service a virtual assistant can provide. I will work on-site at your office to get the job done. DeCarrick's expanded team members include a certified public accountant, a graphic design artist, a computer hardware technician and several experienced office staff members who can work remotely to support your business needs. The project can be any length of time at your office or mine.

  • 6 years in business
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We help your business compete to win! We offer these services: *Financial consulting and reviews *Accounting services *Bookkeeping *Payroll *Cash management *QuickBooks service and support Clients include construction, real-estate agents, churches, and non-profit organizations.

  • 3 years in business
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Part of what I love to do is help small and medium-sized organizations navigate the complexities of compliance, find ways to reduce costs, and build a strong financial foundation. I'm an experienced, hands-on Controller and CFO who can help nonprofits and businesses with all of their accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, sales tax, and HR needs. Most recently, I successfully led the Finance and Accounting department for a growing international nonprofit. I also have experience in LLCs and S Corps. You have a challenge or you wouldn't be on this website. Let's talk and see what can be done about it.

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I am an accounting specialist and provide a wide range of accounting services such as balance your books, prepare bank deposits and perform bank reconciliations. I can handle A/P, A/R and collection duties for your business, as well as data entry.

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My services include the following: * QuickBooks setup and training * QuickBooks work on a weekly or monthly basis * Quickbooks help on an as needed basis

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I am an accounting and financial professional who can help clean up you books and create easy-to-follow reports.

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I am a full-service accountant who specializes in helping you maintain and grow your business. Whether it be invoicing and accounts payable or monthly financial statements, I am here for you!

  • 18 years in business
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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 provides 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 who will negotiate with the IRS to produce an affordable resolution.

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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