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Total Accounting Services Inc.
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Total Accounting Services Inc.
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Payroll Services

Offers remote services
Hi Nice to Meet you! My name is Tina Marie and I have been in the bookkeeping/accounting industry for 8+ years. I worked as an employee for many different types of businesses and decided it was time to start my own business, and what better than to start with what I know and enjoy doing. I have a Master’s Degree in Finance from Keller Grad School (DeVry) and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration I also have countless hours of on-the-job training. I enjoy working with small businesses by helping to relieve some of the business-related stress from their lives. Bookkeeping is typically not their favorite task, especially at the end of a very long day! However, the IRS demands that financial records be kept, therefore, here I am! With a small business, I can add more of a personal touch to my work, I get to be a part of helping someone else's dream come to life and be financially profitable in the process! So, if you're looking for someone to pick up the bookkeeping and/or Payroll portion of your business and you would like someone who will care as much about your business succeeding as you do, please, don't hesitate to reach out to me!See more
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Hi Nice to Meet you! My name is Tina Marie and I have been in the bookkeeping/accounting industry for 8+ years. I worked as an employee for many different types of businesses and decided it was time to start my own business, and what better than to start with what I know and enjoy doing. I have a Master’s Degree in Finance from Keller Grad School (DeVry) and Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration I also have countless hours of on-the-job training. I enjoy working with small businesses by helping to relieve some of the business-related stress from their lives. Bookkeeping is typically not their favorite task, especially at the end of a very long day! However, the IRS demands that financial records be kept, therefore, here I am! With a small business, I can add more of a personal touch to my work, I get to be a part of helping someone else's dream come to life and be financially profitable in the process! So, if you're looking for someone to pick up the bookkeeping and/or Payroll portion of your business and you would like someone who will care as much about your business succeeding as you do, please, don't hesitate to reach out to me!
Avatar for Frederick Assurance
Avatar for Frederick Assurance
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Frederick Assurance
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Frederick Assurance
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New on Thumbtack

Business Tax Preparation, Individual Tax Preparation

Offers remote services
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Staffed with professionals who have decades of financial experience, Frederick Assurance is one of the premier providers of accounting, bookkeeping, tax, planning and reporting, federal contract consulting, and general business advisory services in the Suburban Maryland and Metropolitan Frederick. We specialize in helping individuals, families, and businesses meet their tax and accounting needs. We work with federal contractors, nonprofit organizations, information technology companies, veterinarians, breeders, creative firms, startups, small businesses, and a variety of clients who labor in almost every kind of industry or specialization. Join the rich legacy of people and businesses that Frederick Assurance has helped create.See more

$289

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$289

starting cost

Staffed with professionals who have decades of financial experience, Frederick Assurance is one of the premier providers of accounting, bookkeeping, tax, planning and reporting, federal contract consulting, and general business advisory services in the Suburban Maryland and Metropolitan Frederick. We specialize in helping individuals, families, and businesses meet their tax and accounting needs. We work with federal contractors, nonprofit organizations, information technology companies, veterinarians, breeders, creative firms, startups, small businesses, and a variety of clients who labor in almost every kind of industry or specialization. Join the rich legacy of people and businesses that Frederick Assurance has helped create.

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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much do accountants charge for tax help?

On average, individual tax preparation services cost $242, and prices typically range from $137- $454. However, many factors can impact how much an accountant will charge you for tax assistance. For an accurate price estimate, request quotes from several certified public accountants (CPAs) near you. 

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.  

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a tax preparer during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The best way to conduct an appointment during the COVID-19 pandemic is virtually, as this will ensure that you remain within the CDC's social distancing guidelines.

Ask tax professional near you if they would be willing to give a consultation via phone call, Zoom, Skype or other video conferencing software to discuss the scope of work. Also, ask them how they handle payments and whether they will be able to conduct all of their services remotely.

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 is a financial planner?

On average, financial planners charge $100-$150 per hour for their services. However, hourly rates can range from $45-$200 per hour. 

It’s important to note that financial planners and advisors may set their prices differently. For example, they may charge: 

  • Hourly rates
  • Flat fees 
  • Retainer fees
  • Commissions
  • A percentage of assets under management

Before you hire a financial planner or advisor, get cost estimates from several professionals near you. And ask them to explain how their pricing works and how they get paid.

Are there ways to be safe if I hire a tax preparer when social distancing?

If you decide to hire a tax preparer near you, ask if the tax preparation can be handled remotely. Most accounting firms and tax preparers may be willing to offer this. Before you hire a tax preparer, contact them and ask about their procedure for working virtually. 

How can I find out if a tax preparer os considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To find out which services are deemed essential in your area, visit the official government website of your state or city and look for information about essential services.

For information on a national level, visit CISA’s publication on critical infrastructure workers. However, not all jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

What is a financial planner?

A financial planner is a professional who can help create a plan to achieve your financial goals. Some examples of financial planners include investment advisors, accountants or insurance agents, according to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

Reviews for Ashburn accountants
Kanan H.
Ramy took the time to go over my new account and address all my questions. He’s reasonably priced and I’m looking forward to start with MAG Accounting
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Abby H.
Mr. William is very knowledgeable and highly experienced accountant. He understands taxes well and provides valuable information. He is punctual and very courteous. We highly recommend him for any accounting and tax prep. Thank you, Ramy
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Michael B.
Good Steward Accounting is great! I would recommend Good Steward to anyone requiring top quality CPA assistance.
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Kolleen T.
Ramy was knowledgeable, professional, and timely when completing our taxes. He offered some great tax saving advice as well. I would absolutely recommend Gam Accounting.
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David A.
Ramy did a fantastic job with our tax return. Even with some complicated aspects the turn around was speedy and the cost was excellent. I will be using GAM-Accounting going forward. Extremely happy with the service.
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Maria X.
I was in need of an accountant to review my 2018 taxes. Thumbtack was very professional and advised me on changing from small self propietor business to corporation in order to pay less taxes. I will definitely recommend them to friends.
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Kayty P.
We just started working with Ramy to review and refile our last couple of year’s returns. Ramy is fast and very thorough. He took the time to listen and understand our situation. After his review, Ramy quickly identified ways to amend our returns and seek to get a refund. We’d definitely recommend Ramy and GAM Accounting, and we will continue using them for all of our tax returns going forward.
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