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Chelsea Accountants

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NGG Tax Group, Inc
4.8
from 68 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 93 hires on Thumbtack
Molly M.
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Nicole was fantastic! I had been using the same accountant for years who passed away. Little did I know how uneducated I was! Nicole is super fast to respond and extremely informative. She had my taxes done within a week which was surprising because I am self employed and have a lot of details. I will use her going forward and definitely recommend her!

Eddy Company, LLC
4.9
from 46 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 90 hires on Thumbtack
Hans B.
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Brian is on top of it all the time. Since he is so good, we might use his other services for general accountant, our businesses are in desperate need. I recommend his services to all businesses and personal. He communication is outstanding!

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Joshua Lopes Tax Services
4.8
from 44 reviews
  • 22 years in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Bianca R.
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Have only had one meeting w Josh but can say already -he knows his stuff ! Just from eyeballing last years returns, he found an error from our past accountant and this error ( once he corrects it ) will be money coming to us. He was very personable, very easy to talk to and knew exactly what we needed!! Sooooo happy I found him-I feel more than confident in his abilities. I think he's great. The prices he quoted were more than reasonable. Honestly -don't think twice , just hire him!!

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Tax & Accounting Solutions
4.9
from 40 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 86 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Michael A.
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Bill did a great job. He gave me an estimate and then came right out to my house and did the taxes. He was quite the businessman. He knew just what to do and had everything done in about 15 minutes. I'll be looking forward to getting my money back from the state and federal returns. I would recommend him to anyone who needs tax returns done.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 51 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Joe S.
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Jeffrey Bibby is an outstanding tax accountant. He is prompt, up to date and accurate. He took the time during his busiest period to listen to and address my concerns. I highly recommend Mr. Bibby.

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Sweeney Tax Consulting
5.0
from 30 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 57 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Richard D.
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Couldn't have asked for a better experience. Rich is punctual, organized, comforting (which is important when dealing with such a stressful subject), and extremely professional. He looks for ways of going the extra mile, and does it well. Welcome to your new accountant.

Palmer Financial Services
4.8
from 28 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
Mary D.
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So far it's been an outstanding experience. There is much to be done still to get our accounting and taxes on the straight and narrow, but Mr. Palmer definitely has the talent to get this taken care of for our business.

  • 3 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Juan P.
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I have owned my restaurant for several years now. Being a Chef and owning a small business are completely different things. One really has to make decisions from marketing to menu to types of ingredients and to the type of POS system. Since I opened the restaurant, it has done incredibly well. First two years were great for business. However as the business grew so did our operational challenges. We would have sales people come in and sell us solutions that were needed but would create unnecessary expenses. We had an accountant for several years and it was good while we were relatively small. After our third year we started running into issues with Meals Tax, casflow issue, employee turnover etc… Finances just did not make sense. How was it possible to have a one of best restaurants in town and still entertain persistent issues? Finally I made appointment with several CPAs. Although they were all educationally qualified, Amit Johar EA was had a much better approach out of everyone. He spent several hours with me pouring through our financial documents, doing forensic analysis and showed me the connectivity between me and my business. Once we agreed on the set of challenges we mutually developed a plan of action that was operationally sound and tax smart. The plan entailed my vision of the restaurant backing it up with numbers. Its was sort of roadmap. Fourth month after hiring him we are starting to get ahead. One by one all issues are normalizing and finally I have control over my business. What Amit provides a small business owner is “Fourtune 500 Company’s capability” for pennies. As a chef I always buy the best ingredients for my customers. For a restaurant owner Amit Johar is the Best ingredient for their restaurant.

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A&I Financials
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Debra A.
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Adele is professional, very knowledgeable and takes time to listen to my needs and concerns.

Hajiani CPA LLC
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 33 hires on Thumbtack
Richard S.
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Excellent accountant. Exactly what I need going forward. Very nice person...easy to work with, direct, clear! Thumbtack is once again a great resource for me...this being my 3rd time finding a service provider via Thumbtack.

Keith R. Clark, CPA
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Scott W.
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Keith is an unbelievable Accountant. He goes above and beyond for his clients. He is always available to talk and truly cares about my businesss.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Lucie M.
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Corrine has been a reliable, honest, and trustworthy person for me and my business. I appreciate her vast knowledge of quickbooks and POS. I would highly recommend her.

Tristan Nguyen CPA, LLC
4.9
from 9 reviews
  • 2 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Linda P.
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Very responsive and prompt. Walked me through filing process smoothly as this is the first time filing taxes for an llc .

Key Business Services
4.5
from 8 reviews
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Daveta R.
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Linda was awesome! She met me on a beautiful Saturday when she could have been enjoying the New England sun. She took time to review and correct my current taxes and counseled me on next year's taxes and record keeping. She showed a genuine interest in me and not just my taxes. She is definitely going to be my accountant going forward. Thanks Linda!

Counting House Associates
4.9
from 7 reviews
  • 18 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jason N.
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Michele has been my accountant since I opened my business in 2007. She has helped me with business set up and tax planning for the last 7 years. I would recommend her to anyone looking for professional accounting services.

  • 3 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
Kellian A.
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I hired Carissa for my small business bookkeeping, she was fantastic!! Helped me out with everything quickly and easily with no fuss- and explained the things I didn't get!

Gregory S. Murphy
5.0
from 3 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Courthey P.
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Greg was a savvy resource and extremely valuable in helping me connect the dots and gaps in my bookkeeping/accounting/QuickBooks processing. He was great at relating the best practices in scenarios that made sense for my own business, which made it easier to comprehend. I highly recommend Greg.

  • 20 years in business
Robert D.
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These guys are really smart and run a top class professional service. I’ve been using them for years as my dedicated accounting and audit firm. I am a serial entrepreneur and started a number of business projects. Some of them failed, while others have been more successful and turned into profitable concerns. Obviously, I’ve had my run with the IRS and tax services. They seem to believe that I am making millions of dollars every year and rolling in money. They slammed me with notices of taxes due for the three companies worth more than $158,109. Luckily I’ve been working the experts at Legacy Tax Resolution. We all had a good laugh about the tax bills and then I let them handle the negotiations with the IRS. The tax agency later dropped the notices. Quite effective.

  • 20 years in business
Alan A.
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Our firm has been using Legacy Tax & Resolution Service to do our taxes for the past four years. They are a good, professional service and extremely efficient at their job. In their first year with us, they discovered problems with our accounting books and told us that we had been over paying our taxes. They helped correct our accounting procedures and got us back refund from the IRS which was quite nice. Their staff is very responsive, reliable and easy to work with. The consultants that we have worked with are very competent and know the tax matters very well. Their service is highly recommended.

About

I'm a trained musician who went into the business world, so I wouldn't be a starving artist. Now, it has been over 25 years, and I'm assisting small business owners privately with bookkeeping/accounting and other needs in addition to keeping my skills sharp by day. I keep your costs down while providing efficient and exacting service.

  • 16 years in business
About

We are a full-service accounting and financial consulting company. We specialize in accounting system setups, full-service bookkeeping, financial analysis, financial statement preparation and operational efficiency. No job is too big or too small for us; we do A / P, A / R, bank reconciliations, payroll, general ledger, monthly close, audit preparation, and forensic accounting. If you have a business need; we'd like to help you solve it.

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.

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 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.

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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