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Sean M.

AccountAbility Inc.

Love working with AccountAbility. In addition to being a nice guy, Kevin is very responsive and makes annual tax preparation simple from start to finish. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a tax professional.

Aug 6, 2018

Tigist C.

The Bridge CPAs, LLC

Working with Nega on my 2016 tax filing was truly a pleasure and will highly recommend him to friends, family and colleagues in need of tax services. The process was simple, straightforward and all my questions were answered clearly and quickly. I felt confident with the level of expertise and security throughout the engagement. I look forward to next year's tax season.

Mar 13, 2017

Ryan D.

Jofi Joseph CPA Tax Services

The job went well. He was friendly and professional to deal with. He assisted me with tax preparation and assisted me with understanding my liabilities as a Canadian consulting in the United States. We had a minor hiccup with some missing details relating to the special tax considerations of a consultant like myself, but he was very apologetic and fixed the problem. I would recommend Jofi.

Nov 19, 2015

Gaurav A.

Money Equations Inc.

Lakshmi has been doing all our bookkeeping, accounting and tax preparation for 2 years now. She also takes care of our payroll. I highly recommend her services. her team is very responsive and they offer truly personalised services to us. I have never seen a CPA firm so keen to help their clients in every step of their business life. Highly recommended!!

Sep 26, 2013

Kim H.

GAM-ACCOUNTING

Remy was such a pleasure to work with! He has definitely won another client. I will certainly go back and highly recommend him!!!

Jan 1, 1970

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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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