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Kansas City Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Kansas City.

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JohakTax™
5.0
from 39 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 50 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Stuart S.
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I contacted this accountant today(Sunday) and he was on top of things right away because I was running out of time due to my last accountant being so slow to prepare my schedule C forms. He fixed what needed to be fixed from my last accountants mistakes and already filed my taxes. I recommend this accountant 100% and he now has us as a new client.

Shell Law & Tax, LLC
4.5
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Mel B.
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Excellent service and I saved a bundle in tax credits and deductions my prior tax preparer had neglected to apply. I highly recommend Mandy Shell's Tax service. She is also a lawyer and keeps up to date on tax breaks and other key changes that help the taxpayer save money. Very reasonable fee - much less than I paid a different service last year, and Mandy got me much better results!

Bates Tax Service
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon C.
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Jamie is a very thorough and careful tax preparer, and has worked for me for a few years now. Always in tune with the needs of her customers.

Vanguard Business Services
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kandi K.
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David and the team at Vanguard worked to immediately alleviate the stress that I was under. Within days my books were organized and I had the clearest picture of my accounts that no other service provided. David also jumped in to help handle payroll and delicate situation with HR. The fees are more than reasonable and I have direct access to information and the team. I cannot express enough my gratitude and fully recommend their services. Wish I had been introduced a year ago.

  • 6 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Christina P.
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Andrew was very professional, punctual and overall super helpful with my tax filings last year. Would highly recommend!

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Michael W.
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I love this company and their tax resolving service is the best. They have been really helpful to my husband and our small family business. We run a small delivery service and hadn’t filed our taxes in a while because my husband doesn’t know much about accounting and taxation. We had a call from the IRS and received a notice with a huge penalty. We were really worried sick about what to do before we got in touch with their consultants. They negotiated with the IRS and took care of the whole tax matter in two weeks. What I especially like about them is how down to earth, patient and thorough they are in explaining everything. My husband and I don’t know much about accounting and taxes, but they explained the tax process and calculation to us in really plain and simple terms.

  • 16 years in business
Beth S.
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Mike Mead is a rare combination of knowledge expert, client champion, and tough advisor all rolled into one individual. I first used Mike to advise and assist in the set up of my business. I quickly learned to lean on Mike as a trusted tax advisor, and perhaps more importantly, a respected and valued business mentor. His direct, yet personable style generates confidence in his clients. Mike anticipates questions and provides answers, often when the client isn't even sure what information they need. He champions individual's passions and pursuits while understanding the limitations that one often faces when starting a new venture. His work is timely, reasonably priced and of exceptional quality. I gained expert tax recommendations, business advice and a mentor all with my first call to Alliance Financial and Income Tax. I now confidently recommend Mike and his team to my family, my friends and business colleagues.

  • 10 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Melissa H.
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Ellen met with me right away and answered all my questions. I am very happy to start working with her.

Jason W.
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My taxes were done quickly and correctly, and Kelsey was responsive and answered all my tax questions thoroughly!

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The service includes data entry, spreadsheets, filing, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. I do general accounting and administrative services.

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I offer accounting and tax planning and preparation for small businesses and individuals. I am QuickBooks proficient, serving corporations, S-corporations, partnerships and LLCs.

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I am a small-business expert with over 20 years of experience in both private and public accounting. I have reasonable fees.

  • 2 years in business
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Here, at BP Accounting Pros, LLC we work diligently toward making your work life easier. With a combined 30 years experience, we can offer customized accounting, bookkeping and payroll services to fit your business needs. As small business owners we understand how difficult it can be to run a company and still find time to manage the finances. Our goal is to take away the stress of wondering where you are, so you can keep the focus on where you want to be!

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Services offered: * Individual and business income tax preparation * Payroll services * Bookkeeping services * Business consulting services * Financial planning * Investments

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I provide accounting services for small businesses in the area (Lenexa, Overland Park, Olathe, and Shawnee). I am an accountant with an MBA, and I provide this service in my free time (after 4:30 p.m. and weekends). The monthly rate varies from $200/month to &500/month, depending on the workload. I have assistants, so the rate is the lowest possible.

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A full-service accounting firm, we provide the following: * preparation of monthly financial statements, bank reconciliations, and sales taxes * payroll service and payroll tax preparation * individual and corporate income tax preparation * tax consulting

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We perform mission critical financial, accounting, operations consulting engagements, particularly for transitioning or transforming organizations.

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I have over 30 years of accounting experience. I have worked at a multi-billion dollar company in international and domestic accounting. I have over 30 years of experience in corporate, partnership, fiduciary and individual income taxes. I have my certification and a bachelor's degree in accounting. I have extensive experience setting up new accounting books. I have worked with Oracle, Quicken and other well-known accounting packages. My fees are very reasonable.

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I recently completed a degree in accounting and am looking to prepare bookkeeping services and tax returns for individuals.

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I have more than 15 years working with QuickBooks, and I am ready to help your business -- from data entry including invoicing and payables to financial statements and from setups to closeouts. Let me know what you need and I'll let you know how I can help!

  • 5 years in business
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Our accountants specialize in a full-range of offerings from bookkeeping services, payroll, QuickBooks assistance, business start-ups, as well as tax preparation and tax planning for both businesses and individuals. HG + CO Accountants is not your traditional accounting firm and it is our goal to change the way customers interact with their CPA. Utilizing mobile technology, hosted software, and offering fixed pricing agreements are just a couple of ways we have set ourselves apart. Open and unlimited communication is the key, however, we at HG + CO Accountants will partner with you so you can take advantage of every growth opportunity, fast. Contact us to choose more with HG+CO Accountants.

Q & A

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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.

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.

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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