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  • 4 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Mr. L.
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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

Chris G.
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Work was handled promptly and efficiently with any follow up questions being fully addressed. Jeannine is an enthusiastic and reliable person to work with.

  • 1 year in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Poonam G.
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Thumbtack provided opportunity to reach out to many professionals and find the best match. I appreciate all the professionals that responded to my needs.

Jitu Tax Consulting, Inc.
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Vaishali S.
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Jitu has done my taxes for many years now. He is extremely professional. He is very patient and explains everything he does with my tax returns. He is friendly and easy to work with. Jitu is also my financial adviser. He is very knowledgeable in what he does. I highly Jitu Tax Consulting for you taxes. Thank you Jitu! Vaishali

QB Bookkeeping Services
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    John D.
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    Margaret has an amazing head for business and is always will to build relationships to get the job done.

    Jay O.
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    She completed licensing requirements countrywide and prepared the books for taxes for three of my companies. All of her efforts were done with excellence.and in a timely manner. She is a real pro.


    Ronda's Records provide bookkeeping/accounting services for small businesses or bookkeeping services for the small business owner at home or away (Algonquin)! For the past 20 years, I have provided a variety of financial and accounting services, including the following: - accounts receivable - accounts payable - client billing - payroll - general ledger - bookkeeping services I cater to small businesses and in-home businesses. I am available for onsight work or off sight and also offer a pickup and/or delivery option. My expertise is in QuickBooks Pro, online or enterprise. I am detail-orientated, thorough, resourceful, self-motivated, a fast learner and have superb organizational skills. In the last 20 years, I have provided for a realm of business operations including pre-tax preparation and organization and accounting management in the manufacturing, construction and retail/service industries. I have handled hundreds of small business accounts and balanced multiple million dollar businesses as well. In times of economic problems, I offer bookkeeping service which can be tailored to fit your specific needs, such as weekly, biweekly, monthly and even on an oncall basis option. I can be flexible. My services is as an independent contractor, and I am seeking new challenges. Should my bookkeeping services be of interest to you and your business, please contact me through Craigslist. I will provide references upon your request. Please leave me a phone number or an email, so I can contact you. Thank you for your time and consideration.


    We provide general accounting and bookkeeping services for small businesses. We provide support and training for QuickBooks, business start-up procedures, and accounting solutions. We have over 15 years of experience, and we work in a prompt, timely, and professional manner.


    I have over 10 years experience with bookkeeping and accounting and 5 years experience as an executive assistant. I work remotely from home and can accomplish any bookkeeping needs you may have as well as most scheduling and administrative duties that you need to delegate. Let's talk and see how I can make your life a little easier.


    I provide bookkeeping and tax services including the following: * Tax Preparation * Bookkeeping * Tax Consultation * Tax Returns * E-Filing * Audit Assistance

    • 5 years in business

    UpShift Financial specializes in helping growth-oriented small businesses. Our services offered include bookkeeping, accounting, payrolls, financial reporting and analyses, and management consulting based on the philosophy of "Measure. Change. Upshift."

    • 18 years in business

    I have over 15 years of experience in real estate. From managing multi-family buildings, bookkeeping, managing contractors and supervise staff and projects. I am an excellent multi-tasker and I have a Bachelors in Accounting, Quickbooks Pro Certified, Paralegal Certificate from Boston University and I am a Licensed Managing Broker.

    • 3 years in business

    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.


    Providing excellent and accurate accounting and bookkeeping services to businesses at a reasonable rate.

    • 18 years in business

    Our standard accounting services include the following: * Accounts Payable We track and pay all monthly invoices from vendors while controlling your company's cash flow. * Accounts Receivable We prepare and deliver invoices and month-end statements to your customers electronically or via standard mail. * Payroll Service We'll print all employee paychecks on time for delivery according to your company's pay dates. If you prefer, this can be done either by direct deposit to the employee's bank account or via standard check writing and delivery. We also apply all appropriate withholding for federal, state, local and social security taxes and produce monthly, quarterly, and year-end payroll reports, along with W-2s for all employees and/or independent contractors. * Bank Reconciliation We'll balance your month-end bank statements and provide a detailed profit and loss report to track all revenue and expenses. * Credit Card Reconciliation We'll review in detail all credit card statements and categorize expenses on the profit and loss report. * Maintain Chart of Accounts Based on the type of business, we'll set up your revenue and expense chart of accounts, so that your profit and loss reports will have all the necessary details. * Financial Statements Our accounting service prepares specific information about your company's overall financial position, including the profit and loss statement (also known as the income statement) along with a balance sheet showing all current assets and liabilities. * On-Site or Off-Site Service Today's industry-standard software gives you the choice of having accounting services provided at your office or via remote access from our offices. This means that you can have expert accounting services in whichever manner most convenient for you. We have additional services provided such as the following: * Budget Preparation These reports help small business owners determine whether they have enough money to fund operations, expand the business and generate income for themselves. This is an essential business component that should not be overlooked. * Sales Tax Computation and Filing We will calculate and submit your sales tax payable and remit the amount to the State Board of Equalization on your behalf. * Collections We'll eliminate your role as a bill collector, thus freeing up time for you to devote your time to running and managing your company's business and growth. This service allows you to maintain positive relationships with your customer base. We'll handle difficult collection calls and/or prepare and follow up on written communication and further collection activities if required. * Assist in Special Projects Our founders have a strong business background and have the necessary skill sets to collaborate with you on any pending projects or expansion ideas which you may have in mind. We'll assist in developing the necessary budgets, systems and personnel requirements in order to make your goals a reality. * QuickBooks' Setup We are trained and certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors. Based upon your business model, we will select, install and configure the software version which best suits your specific company's needs. We will also provide training for your staff on how to use and integrate the software for the most cost-effective and -efficient maintenance of your company's current and future systems. * Administrative Services There are times when your company may benefit from an outside professional in order to resolve office administrative issues. No matter what the problem, we have the background and expertise to identify and develop a solution which is tailored to fit your needs. * Office Setup and Organization From simple office setup and organization to complex filing systems, we have the ability to assist in the integration of ergonomics, simplification, software integration and systems implementation to allow your business to operate and grow at its most effective and efficient level. * Staff Training From simple accounting and training to employee performance breakdowns, we have the ability to analyze situations and assist in developing the necessary solutions to improve employee retention, improve efficiency and maintain profitability. * Notary Services To help our clients save time, we offer our notary services at your office or ours, whichever may be most convenient. * Individual, Sole Proprietor or Corporate Income Tax Preparation We offer a full range of tax services, from planning and advice to the completion of tax returns. These services are provided to a wide range of clients, so whether you're a home-based business, restaurant, retail, wholesale, manufacturing or franchise business, we'll ensure that your tax returns are completed in a timely and accurate manner, while still taking advantage of all possible deductions.


    I provide full-charge bookkeeping services to small businesses and specialize in QuickBooks. I can help set up new accounting software and prepare financial statements. I have a strong background in real estate and construction industries.


    I can do all aspects of accounting on QuickBooks. I've been doing this for over 20 years. I can also audit books. I recently found that someone embezzled almost $200,000 from a company, and that person is going to court on a felony with a possible 4 to 15 years.


    I do bookkeeping and accounting. I prepare books for year-end taxes, payrolls, and reconciliations. I am a QuickBooks ProAdvisor.

    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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