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NextGen Accounting LLC
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  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sadhna T.
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We hired Daniel Tuz and NextGen Accounting to establish bookkeeping processes and QuickBooks management for a new non-profit. In our first meeting, Daniel had a strong grasp on what we needed, and as we have worked together, Daniel has provided advice and suggestions on ways to cut expenses and make our operations more efficient. He completed the initial phase of the project very quickly and has been very responsive whenever I have questions. Daniel clearly knows the technical side of accounting, and he is also able to provide guidance and business advice that will help our start-up grow.

  • 20 years in business
Christian J.
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I have my own servicing business and wanted to start a new company in a different industry. The previous accounting firm that I had used for years was not very knowledgeable in the area and recommended this firm. I called their service and got pleasantly surprised with their professionalism and quick response time. Their consultants guided me through every step of starting a new company and answered all my questions in detail. They also informed me about how to get my taxes reduced and keep the expenses down in the beginning. They are a reliable partner and their dedication to making sure that your business succeeds shows. They run a friendly, professional service and their consultants are completely knowledgeable about tax and business matters. A really top class service, in my opinion.

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I travel to my customers which is a big convenience to them. I have low overhead which enables to me to work at a lower price than my competition. I provide the following services: * bookkeeping * payroll * bank reconciliation * financial reports * accounts payable * billing * tax returns

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We are able to offer and affordable solution to your tax and accounting needs. Over 20 years of experience has gives us expertise in a variety of tax matters and a number of different industries.

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Professional Accounting & Tax Returns CGA offers professional accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, personal and corporate tax return services in Edmonton, AB.

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I am a CPA and MBA who is available for short-term accounting or finance jobs. Long-term part-time work is also available. I am not affiliated with an accounting firm. I will not perform audits or make opinions that financial statements are in accordance with GAAP. I have over 12 years of audit, cost accounting, productivity, and general ledger experience. I have experience using Excel and Word. If you are sick of the short-term accounting temps that you get through the accounting services, hire me instead. I'm a professional accountant and business analyst, and you will not be disappointed!

  • 32 years in business
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Making long-term financial projections and integrating methodology of financial planning directly into the divorce process can be invaluable. We will explain your options, help you set priorities, and lead you through the tough choices ahead. Let our Certified Divorce Financial Analyst, who is specially trained to recognize potential tax problems, analyze all financial information and evaluate settlement proposals, help save time and reduce your anxiety during this emotional time.

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Bob does booking and federal and local taxes. Bob can set up books, payroll and payroll taxes. He also provides business consulting. Bob is a retired CPA.

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We are a family business and specialize in QuickBooks online. We offer bookkeeping and payroll services.

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I offer accounting, bookkeeping, business and personal financial consulting, taxes, etc. services done like I was doing my own.

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.

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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