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Columbus Accountants

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Gunnell Financial
5.0
from 19 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
David C.
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Ed is a very knowledgeable and detailed bookkeeper/accountant. I will definitely call on him again!

Bottom Line Advisors LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Brian W.
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Wow! The accountant came in and cleaned up almost a year of accounting in record time!! what a valuable partner. We will be using them permanently!

  • 30 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Robert V.
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Price and has done the taxes before.

Thomas & Reed LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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Francis, came to work and went right into helping me with my project I had for him. I cannot thank him enough for being so responsive. Jeff McCammack owner

  • 34 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Mike E.
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Duane McKay at Hard Key Enterprises is a full service accounting company that gives personal service to each of his clients. You will not be disappointed with his knowledge and experience in all aspects of accounting.

  • 3 years in business
Lindsay A.
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Outstanding service from an exceptionally brilliant Accountant. She was able to not only address my needs and questions, but saw ways to save me money and provided strategies to implement. Will definitely use Reliable Number Management for all my tax and accounting needs.

Remote CPA
5.0
from 1 review
  • 1 year in business
DPS S.
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Outstanding! Jon did an excellent job for me and I appreciate his professionalism. Hiring Jon allowed me to concentrate on growing my business because I was confident Jon had my accounting needs covered.

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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McClammer Accounting is a full-service accounting firm serving clients throughout Indiana. We are dedicated to providing our clients with professional, personalized services and guidance in a wide range of financial and business needs.

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Accounting, business analysis, business consulting, federal tax, Schedule C, sales tax, state tax services and advice are provided.

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I offer business consulting, accounting and tax services. I also do business legal document services, and business coaching.

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We offer the following services: * Business and Personal Tax Returns * Estate and Prior Year Tax Returns * Nationwide State Tax Returns * Tax Problems Resolved * IRS Representation * Bookkeeping and Accounting * Payroll and Sales Tax Report * Stop Liens and Levies * Installment Agreements

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A degreed accountant is providing accounting and tax services to small businesses and individuals. I offer competitive and reasonable rates.

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I am an experienced accountant with over 28 years of experience in helping small to mid-sized companies in all financial management areas including but not limited to general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, and financial reporting. I have extensive experience in the government contract accounting and property management industries.

  • 3 years in business
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Colbert Accounting LLC is highly dedicated to providing personalized solutions to the different accounting needs of our clients. We make sure that our firm is staffed only with accountants who are competent, knowledgeable, and experienced in handling a variety of accounting jobs. Whether you need help in tax planning or bookkeeping, there is no task our team can’t handle.

  • 35 years in business
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We offer comprehensive bookkeeping, accounting, consulting, business planning, budgeting, finance and tax services for individuals, non-profits and small businesses. We have 35+ years of experience. We help you in all phases of business and personal life, and we can coordinate strategy with other advisors if needed.

  • 3 years in business
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Hello! I would love to help you with your accounting needs and personal tax preparation. For any questions, let me know!

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I am a jackie-of-all-trades so to speak. I am a very intelligent and motivated woman who likes to help with others' success. I have a degree in accounting, as well as most of the college credits needed for business management and business finance degrees. I am computer savvy. I am very trainable and willing to learn just about anything. I am capable of completing any task within my means. I am very flexible and ready to work. Give me the task, and it will be done. I clean; deep clean; prepare taxes; and do payroll, audits, inventory, accounting, computer tasks, etc. You name it, I will find a way. Thanks for your time.

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I give support to war fighters and provide all services to the Department of Defense with first-class accounting and finance.

  • 30 years in business
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I work smart, do the job right the first time. My work ethic is beyond reproach. And my can pass IRS scrutiny.

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We provide expert, relevant assistance at a reasonable price.

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We are a full-service accounting and taxation firm, offering complete accounting, taxation, and payroll services to our clients. Payroll can be as simple as just supplying our client with figures, so he can write the payroll check to as complex as us preparing and writing payroll checks (or direct deposit), filing your payroll taxes online, etc. Our firm prepares all types of tax forms for our clients, all federal and all states forms. Please, never pay a tax notice without having a professional check it out first!

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.

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 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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