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MTG Accounting &Tax, LLC
5.0
from 44 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 69 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Teneia T.
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My experience with Greg was great!! I am a small business owner of less than a year. My bookkeeping skills weren't exactly up to standards of file and print. He was very helpful with helping me understand what I needed to make sure filing taxes was easier. He was very patient with me, considering the fact that I called and texted him with every question that came to mind. Since I work 6 days a week Greg was very accommodating by driving at least an hour away to help me prepare my paperwork to file my taxes. He gave me tons of information regarding future tax filings, great accounting tips and tips on how to make my business run smoother financially.

Hodge Group, LLC
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 97 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!!!!

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J&R Accounting Group LLC
4.7
from 41 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 103 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Hassan Z.
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J&R Accounting is one of the best Tax preparation services in the area. I hired them to prepare my 2014 Tax return, they went above and beyond my request and provided additional support with no additional charges. The quote was fair. I have to point out that Shaimal is really a customer centric person. I will absolutely come back next year and re-hire J&R to prepare my 2015 Tax return.... Way to go J&R , keep up the good work!

  • 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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Blohm Tax Service
4.9
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Matthew S.
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Eric did our taxes and did an amazing job! He was prompt, friendly and most of all, he was thorough. He went through my personal and business expenses, maximized our return for this year and next year, and did some bookkeeping for me. Outstanding, personal service! Outstanding value!

  • 15 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Mark H.
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Very professional and responsive. We are very happy with our results. We will use her services again. Will recommend to others.

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.

Dominique M.
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LaShonde does my bookkeeping monthly. She is always finding ways to save my company money and she ensures my invoices get paid on time. She is highly recommended!!!

Temida Tax Solutions
5.0
from 1 review
  • 7 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Debbie H.
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She was wonderful

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I have previous working experience as a bookkeeper for both small/start-up companies and larger/established companies. I offer the following bookkeeping services: * AP/AR * Invoicing * Bank/Credit Card Reconciliation * Generating Monthly Financial Reports * Payroll Processing * General Ledger Cleanup * Experienced user of QuickBooks

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My firm provides the following services: *Payroll Services *Sales Tax *Income Taxes - Personal *Income Taxes- Corporations and Partnerships *Estate and Trusts *Bank Reconciliation *Accounting and Bookkeeping

  • 3 years in business
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I love my customers. I want you to focus on your business and let me handle the bookkeeping side of things. I will meet with you remotely once a month to go over your financials with you.

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We provide bookkeeping services using QuickBooks and maintain properties such as finding tenants, collecting rent, and evicting tenants.

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Owens Bookkeeping and tax is a growing, dynamic firm that in addition to timely and professional accounting and tax works.

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Profile I am an accounting manager with more than 18 years of experience. I am an organized professional specializing in all aspects of the accounting cycle and implementation, training and conversions of various accounting software programs. I effectively communicate direction and am a strong team builder and facilitator. I am detail oriented and possess strong analytical and problem solving skills. Professional experiences are as follows: August 2012 to Present (Part-Time), Self-Employed Bolingbrook, IL, Self-Employed Bolingbrook, IL Valentine Enterprises, Experience Controller Responsibilities are as follows: * Direct all areas of financial, from review of original entry to budget preparation and analysis * Develops policy and procedure manuals for accounting, shipping and sales department * Develops, analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance * Manages and maintains the accounts payable, accounts receivable and credit department * Responsibility of maintaining computer systems (IT)/principal contact for all sourcing within corporation Feb 2008 to Present, Integra Technologies International, Downers Grove, IL, Accounting Manager Responsibilities are as follows: * Responsible for all day-to-day financial operations, including entry and processing of transactions in accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing and general ledger * Develops, analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance * Assist sales tax returns for 22 states * Monthly bank reconciliations and year-end June 2006 to February 2008, Flex Execs Management Solutions/HRA Willowbrook, IL, Accountant/Office Manager Responsibilities are as follows: * Responsible for all day-to-day financial operations, including entry and processing of transactions in, payroll, accounts receivable, accounts payable, invoicing and general ledger, and collection of overdue accounts * Develops, analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance * Processes payroll for 95 employees; compiles, prepares and maintains payroll data and payments to government agencies; and prepares quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns June 2003 to June 2006 (Full-Time) Self-Employed Bolingbrook, IL Valentine Enterprises, Controller Responsibilities are as follows: * Directs all areas of financial, from review of original entry to budget preparation and analysis and supervised, directed and supported an accounting and clerical staff of 3 responsible of accounting, shipping and credit collections * Develops, analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends changes to improve systems and financial performance -- manages and maintains the accounts payable, accounts receivable and credit department * Develops policy and procedure manuals for accounting, shipping and sales department * Responsibility of maintaining computer systems (IT)/principal contact for all sourcing within corporation. Dec 2003 to October 2004, Self-Employed, Tower Business Solutions Northfield, IL, Full Charge Bookkeeper/Staff Accountant Responsibilities are as follows: * Bookkeeping for selected clients, including accounts payable, receivable, and general ledger * Invoicing customers and cash receipts, posting payables, weekly A/P check runs/monthly bank reconciliation and quarterly review, processing of payroll and quarterly, and preparation of sales tax returns for various states February 2001 to September 2003, Holland and Company Certified Accounting Firm Lombard, IL, Staff Accountant Responsibilities are as follows: * Public accounting services as well as implementation and training clients on QuickBooks Pro and Business Works accounting software * Bookkeeping for selected clients, includes accounts payable, receivable, inventory control, and general ledger * Preparation of sales tax for IL and other states/prepared quarterly and year-end payroll tax returns * Preparation of bank reconciliations and write-up, including reviewing general ledger, providing adjusting journal entries, depreciation and amortization schedules, payroll quarterly and bookkeeping services January 1998 to February 2001, Cook’s Correctional Kitchen Equipment, Lisle, IL, Accounting Manager Responsibilities are as follows: * Organized and managed the accounting department, provided administrative services including insurance for the company, customer sales and client relations work * Reduced overhead by $20K overseeing telecommunications and insurance * Ensured accurate processing of accounting data for the sister company * Consistently meeting month-end accounting deadlines * Supervised, recruited and trained two assistants * Implemented three computer G/L programs as the company grew * Financial statement preparation and reporting, analysis and cash control, managed high-volume, large-scale projects using Job Cost % of completion method * Processed payroll checks on a biweekly basis/quarterly and year-end tax preparation * Developed training manuals for the accounting and sales departments * Prepared sales/use tax returns for various states on a monthly and quarterly basis Software includes Microsoft Office 2000 (Word/Excel), ACT, QuickBooks Pro, Business Works, Orders Plus, and Outlook. Education includes the following: * 2005 -- Associates in Business Management with Honors: College of Dupage Glenn Ellyn, IL, Accounting: 111, 112, 151, 152, 153, 175, 210, 213, Federal Taxation I and II, Business Law I and II and currently pursuing CPA * 2007 -- BA in Business Management with Honors: Northwood University Lisle, IL

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Accounting and bookkeeping performed by a degreed accountant. I cater to short or long term projects. I prefer local area.

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Reliable assistance for your accounting needs

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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!

  • 18 years in business
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My passion, dedication and tenacity are geared toward providing positive lasting solutions for you on every level.

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I do the work myself not using Quick Books.

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I have over 25 years of experience in accounting and bookkeeping. I provide accounting, billing and bookkeeping services. I do quarterly payroll filings, W-2 preparation and 1099 preparation. Software - INTUIT PRODUCTS - Quickbooks, QuickbooksPro and Quicken TIMESLIPS which is a time and billing software package

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.

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.

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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