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Pittsfield Accountants

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Tax Express
4.9
from 85 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 154 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Thumbtack Customer
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Clark is good and caring. I told him he was the only response to my quest for a tax accountant in regards to the loss of my sister that attached words of condolence with the estimate for the job. That is what clenched the deal for me, not so much his price, which was good, but the humanity shown.

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Michael Crowley CPA, P.C.
5.0
from 20 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 24 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Sandra K.
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This is the first time I have actually worked with an accountant. Michael was so very pleasant and knowledgeable. My taxes were done in a flash. I was so very pleased with him. I would highly recommend him!!

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Bialka Accounting Services
4.6
from 22 reviews
  • 37 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Anne A.
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I have used Bialka Accounting services for my taxes for 3 years now. Ryan Bialka of Bialka Accounting Services has gone above and beyond what my accountant should have to do to help through my taxes. Ryan guided me as to what documents I needed, reminded me about deadlines, and helped me understand each and every step of the process. Not only do I believe I have gotten every bit of my taxes back that I am entitled to, I am completely confident that nothing would be awry in an audit situation.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon I.
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Aaron has providing outstanding services for me for over six years. I would and have recommended his services to any business based on his knowledge of tax laws and his professionalism. Aaron offers excellent customer service involving great communication with his clients and attention to detail.

Jeffrey A. Hirsch, PC
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 32 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Ken K.
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I only needed a "legal opinion letter" (to verify my company existence), but if I need anything else I would surely return to Mr. Hirsch. A pleasure to work with.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
MICHAEL O.
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Laura took the time to understand and address my specific needs, and helped me to get my taxes in order. She has been an absolute pleasure to work with!

J. A. G. Associates
5.0
from 1 review
  • 31 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Michael T.
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I went in for a consultation. All of my questions were answered to my satisfaction. This accountant was thorough and clear with his responses.

Sutton Tax, LLC
5.0
from 1 review
  • 19 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Susan B.
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Thank you Sutton Tax! Vicki worked really hard in getting my ever-complicated tax return done this year. As a single parent, it's nice to know there are still honest, caring people out there who provide such quality service. I only wish I had found Sutton Tax sooner!

Tammie Lewis
5.0
from 1 review
    Amber L.
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    She knows what she is doing when it comes to QB and accounting in general. I would highly recommend her services!

    J. Lincoln Hirst II CPA
    4.0
    from 1 review
      John H.
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      best Accounting Services in Greenfield, MA

      About

      I use QuickBooks and perform all bookkeeping functions for all kinds of businesses, including A/R, A/P, payroll, bank reconciliations, providing reports for business owners and accountants, etc.

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      I provide office support to companies that don't have the people needed to fill those positions. I provide clerical, accounting support, and customer service. I have experience using Excel, Outlook and various computer programs. I am detail oriented and dedicated to providing excellent service.

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      We provide professional services ranging from basic tax preparation and tax planning to a variety of accounting services, including interim CFO or controller services, nonprofit financial management, financial statement preparation and small business consulting and start-up.

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      I work in radio and television union for 10 years in the accounting area. I have a course in accounting. I can do any hard work. I can learn anything quickly.

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      I am an accountant and financial analyst by trade with more than 15 years of experience with Excel and macros. I specialize in development of Excel formulas, macros and applications as well as development of business data analysis, accounting and financial applications.

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      We are providing cost accounting, bookkeeping and payroll services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. We meet with each client to assess their business needs and tailor a program that works specifically for them. We are detail-oriented, efficient, professional, and friendly.

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      We offer accounting, management and bookkeeping for small to medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations. I have over twenty years in the field, and my bookkeeping supervisor has nearly the same years of experience. Our experience includes being the CFO of corporations both as salaried employees and contractors. We are able to take over the entire administrative, bookkeeping and accounting needs of a small or medium-sized business or nonprofit in a way very few other bookkeeping firms could. We are a service-oriented business and will take the extra time with clients.

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      I am a degreed accountant with specialization in finance and experience in income tax preparation. I will work at your location or pickup and return completed financial paperwork in a timely manner.

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      I have over 30 years of accounting experience. I have experience using QuickBooks and Buildium real estate software.

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      I have been asked by many former associates to help them understand and get started with their business and home accounting. My experience is with situations of all kinds -- from handling estates and trusts to having your own business and home budgeting. Let me help you to understand and accomplish your goals!

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      Meade Accounting & Taxation is committed to providing our clients with reliable and dependable tax preparation services, including personal and business/corporate income tax preparation services, accounting, and consulting services.

      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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