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Adrianne H.

Apple Bookkeeping & Tax Services

I appreciated Mike's ability to research a tax credit issue so that we could get the most from our tax return. He was easy to work with and was able to complete everything on time.

Dec 1, 2017

Adam G.

John E. Libby, CPA PLLC

John was great to work with. He gave me sound advice and handle my taxes in a timely fashion. If I had a question, he answered it right away and gave the straight forward answer. I will be sure to use John's services again and would recommend him to any and all looking for an accountant to handle their individual or corporate taxes.

Jun 21, 2017

Louis D.

Harlow Financial Services

Tax prep Top shelf

Jan 26, 2017

Sharon M.

Ricker's Financial Services

I really appreciate the knowledge and expertise that Ed provided for me. I instantly felt secure in the information he provided for me. I would readily use his services for my 2016 tax report if I had a printer, and or scanner and didn't live so far. I will research for a Thumbtack office in Costa Mesa, California. Thank you. Thank you, Ed.

Dec 9, 2016

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.

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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