A tax preparer near you

Find a tax preparer near you

100+ near you

Find a tax preparer near you

100+ near you

Give us a few details so we can match you with the right professionals.

Zip code
1. Marguerite Thompson, Ltd.
from 17 reviews
4.8 (17)
Great Value
Great Value
  • 39 years in business
  • 25 hires on Thumbtack

Online now

"Additionally, Maggie invests time preparing for her clients: During each holiday season, when most of us are celebrating, Maggie will usually read the whole updated tax code (over 1000 pages), often as many as three times to familiarize herself with the latest tax law changes, and also to establish strategies to best support her clients with the coming tax year. From what I've seen, Maggie also appears to be very thorough. If she sees missing information in your documents or numbers that could possibly be of benefit to you, she will often contact you for additional information, particularly if she sees a tax benefit that is being underutilized. I've heard that Maggie is also an excellent forensic accountant, and that she is often hired to fix and repair errors made by lesser experienced accountants. Maggie has an expanded range of skills she can utilize to provide the best service for your needs. I'm not an accountant, so I am unfamiliar with many of the technical aspects of Maggie's expertise, but I've been bringing tax work to Maggie for nearly a decade now, and Maggie consistently delivers for me year after year. As you know, there are no guarantees in life, and life rarely remains unchanged, but I hope to continue delivering my taxes to Maggie for a very long time into the future, as I trust her with my taxes completely. J.A."


estimated cost


estimated cost

Tax Preparation Services Cost Guide

  • $
  • $$
  • $$$
  • $$$$

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.  

Why hire professionals on Thumbtack?
Free to use

You never pay to use Thumbtack: Get cost estimates, contact pros, and even book the job—all for no cost.

Compare prices side-by-side

You’ll know how much your project costs even before booking a pro.

Hire with confidence

With access to 1M+ customer reviews and the pros’ work history, you’ll have all the info you need to make a hire.