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Lafayette Accountants

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  • 38 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Troy C.
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Mr wayne saw me on short notice. He also helped me with issues that my previous accountant firm could not or chose not to. I would and have recommended his services to others.

BizPro Solutions
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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Inna S.
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Lori and her partner were fantastic. They clearly have much experience, took care of my taxes at no time, figured out I should get a considerably larger refund than I thought, left me a well organized copy and, in the end, Lori charged me less than the price we agreed upon, claiming that the whole thing was less complicated than she thought it would be. As an extra, they both are really nice and pleasant people.

  • 20 years in business
Nicole E.
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I have used two separate tax accounting services before Legacy Tax Resolution. The work ethic and professionalism at this firm is far superior to anything I have seen before. I worked with Stephen and his team last year to file my taxes for the first time. He is very experienced in tax matters. They helped my business get the best possible return after asking a lot of questions about the business income, employee expenses and my previous tax filing history. With their help, I was able to systematically organize all the invoices, forms, receipts and bills. Their recommended accounting practices have significantly reduced the total tax expenses for my business in the last two years. I will certainly use their service again in the future.

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I provide accounting and full payroll services for small businesses not requiring the full-time person. I work out of my home but will run errands. I have 30 years' experience in accounting.

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We provide tax and accounting services to small businesses and individuals

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Acadiana Tax Service has over 30 years of bookkeeping/accounting and tax preparation experience. We can help set up your Quick Books file and assist you in getting started or we can handle your monthly bookkeeping for you. We also have incredible payroll rates which include handling all of your payroll tax returns and W-2's at the end of each tax year. Personal service with affordable rates.

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We offer accountant services of all types. We do business tax, personal tax, and booking for business and personal.

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I started a small business in Plaquemine, LA when I relocated from California about 15 years ago. My career has consist of providing financial and information technology support within large corporations. I have focused on supporting small businesses and non-profits organizations. I am sure that we can build a great team so that your goals can be successfully accomplished.

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I do full-service accounting and bookkeeping, payroll and taxation. I am willing to travel to your location or business and will be happy to accommodate your schedule.

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Personalized service to meet each client's needs..

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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