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Hodge Group, LLC
from 37 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 95 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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Blohm Tax Service
from 18 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 30 hires on Thumbtack
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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!

Sneed Tax and Bookkeeping
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Nicole M.
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Sneed tax service did a great job on my 2013 tax returns. Mr Sneed was very nice and professional and answered all of my questions and concerns. I will definitely use his services again

CrossHatch Solutions
from 2 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Tamara B.
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I am so happy I found Emily as she has changed my world. I have been doing the same business for the last 12 years, but actually started my own business last year. As a business owner, everyone knows how difficult it is to get everything organized and try to do everything yourself so I hired another accountant to handle my books. Going through the process now with Emily, I am finding that its extremely important to do your homework to find the right person for the job. Emily came into my business and within a week she had some processes and systems in place for me. She has not worked with anyone in my industry and she absolutely nailed it. I was so impressed. She also helped me with my taxes, set up my accounting system and is sending me monthly reports for me to make better business decisions. As everyone knows, you can't make the best business decisions if you don't have your numbers in tact. I also mentioned to Emily about a couple of books that I heard of in the business world, she bought them the next day, read them in a couple of days and tabbed everything to go over with me. She is tenacious and extremely motivated. Her task list is always on par as she is super focused. On top of her superior business skills, she is down to earth and such a joy to work with. When it comes to business systems and processes, numbers, taxes, consulting, accounting, bookkeeping, social media and everything that a business needs, make sure to hire Emily.

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!!!


I offer affordable bookkeeping services to keep your books current through the year and ready for your taxes.


We are specializing in QuickBooks setup and reports. We handle payroll and payroll tax issues along with business and personal taxes.


I provide bookkeeping services to businesses. I use QuickBooks to provide bookkeeping services.


Born and raised in Gary, Indiana, Melanie received a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Purdue University. She also holds a Master of Accounting and Financial Management Degree from Keller Graduate School of Management.


We offer accounting and bookkeeping services for small to medium-size companies, including non-profit organizations. We also provide income tax preparation services for individuals and business, and payroll service with related tax filings. All of the above services are done remotely via your PC and our PC. Our clients love this capability.


Paul offers bookkeeping, accounts receivable and accounts payable services. Paul has over 20 years of experience with A/R, A/P, bookkeeping, bank and fund reconciliation and payroll.

  • 6 years in business

I offer full-charge bookkeeping service for any industry, including construction accounting. I am a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor and certified FreshBooks.

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We do tax preparation for individuals, small businesses and their owners. We also do accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services.

  • 18 years in business

My passion, dedication and tenacity are geared toward providing positive lasting solutions for you on every level.


I am a full-charge bookkeeper, accountant and controller. I have experience in both manual and computerized payroll. I have used ADP and ECI payroll services. I have figured and filed payroll taxes and made tax deposits. I have used QuickBooks, Excel, Word, Outlook and various other software programs. I am a quick learner of any software.


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


I do the work myself not using Quick Books.


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

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

I am a CPA with over 15 years of experience. I have worked in a start-up business, service-type businesses and ABL auditor within the banking industry. I am proficient in Excel, Word and QuickBooks. I can actually handle any system. I am pursuing clients who need a bookkeeper/general accountant.


Reliable assistance for your accounting needs


I have helped a few start ups create a plan for success. What sets me apart is I like to get to know my clients and their personal goals and help them make a plan for growth.

Q & A

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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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