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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.

  • 6 years in business
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If you are in need of someone to serve your business with high-quality, experienced financial services, we can help you. Whether you need to solve the problems of your business, are in need of regular and ongoing bookkeeping and payroll services, Questa Business Solutions is right for you. We can help you get your business growing and prospering through strategic accounting systems with integrated applications customized to fit your business. Questa Business Solutions is a bookkeeping, payroll and consulting company specializing in small businesses. I love to help you solve problems in your business that are holding you back from success. No problem is too small, and there is always a better way!

  • 3 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We do tax preparation for individuals, small businesses and their owners. We also do accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services.

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I provide bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses, so they can run their businesses without worrying about the little things.

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

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I do full-charge bookkeeping and tax prep. I have over 20 years of experience in full-charge bookkeeping. I do A/R, A/P, payroll, general ledger setup and maintenance. I also do bank reconciliation, audit support, AIA billing. I'm experienced in real estate, construction and nonprofit accounting.

  • 8 years in business
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We can take care of all your bookkeeping, payroll and tax preparation needs, so you are free to do what you do best, to run your business! We offer a full range of services, including the following: * Small Business Accounting * Payroll Processing/Payroll Reports * Online Payroll/Sales Tax Payments * Financial Statement Preparation * QuickBooks Computer Support * Individual Tax Planning * Business Consultation * Legal Services Plans * Identity Theft Protection Plans You tell us what you need, and we will make it happen!

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I have the ability to do general bookkeeping, some taxes and payroll accounting. I have worked in accounts payable and a small tax office where I did general bookkeeping and payrolls for various-sized business. I have the desire and ambition to provide accurate and detailed services.

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I am specializing in small business accounting, bookkeeping and individual income tax preparation. I am flexible in working on site or my home office.

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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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