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Lansing Accountants

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  • 27 years in business
  • 144 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lisa P.
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Dan is thoroughly knowledgeable in his field! I had a difficult case and he was able to resolve it. He is professional, prompt, and an excellent communicator. I will continue to employ him as my accountant. I highly recommend Dan!

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mandy R.
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I would highly recommend Katie's Tax & accounting services to anyone. She is always very accommodating for appointment times and has even offered to pick up and drop off paperwork to me. I also appreciated her suggestions for getting the most out of my tax return without stretching the truth! Her fees are extremely reasonable and even offers referral discounts!

Matthew Accounting, PLLC
from 6 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Dan G.
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Because of our special needs daughter and how our work, monetary goals and family needs have grown over the years, Matthew Accounting has grown with us, so has the complexity of our tax service needs. For the price we pay and how complex our tax needs are the price is outstanding! and the knowledge exceeds the price and is always available! Thanks for the professionalism and friendliness Matt and staff! Sincerely, The Goeckel's

Gonder & Associates CPAs
from 4 reviews
  • 1 year in business
Scott K.
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Had a problem with the accuracy of my 2017 tax forms from my "former" accountant. Made a call, on the weekend they were due, received a response quickly and all forms were redone for me within a few hours. I will be using them next year and will recommend their service to anyone.

CB Accounting LLC
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Patrick M.
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CB was quick to respond had outstanding knowledge and set up our accounting needs in a very timely manner. Very pleasant to work with. I would recommend CB Accounting to all of my friends and business associates. Rick Mills

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Rod H.
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I have been a client of LBA for 4 years and could not be more satisfied with the level of professionalism ,accuracy and the timely manner in which my accounting needs , both personal and business , are handled.Paul and his staff make you feel comfortable and secure that your being taken care of correctly with there knowledge of all of the latest laws and regulations.

Paperwork Pixie
from 2 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Cathy B.
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Paula has been an outstanding accountant for us. She is very punctual with all the paper work she does for our business. She is very knowledgeable and helpful as well as personable. I would highly recommend her to everyone.

  • 20 years in business
Clarence E.
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I received a bill of unpaid taxes from the IRS in 2017. That is when I got in touch with Legacy Tax Resolution to help me clear my taxes. I run a small home improvement business with annual turnover of less than half a million. We provide services for all kinds of kitchen and bathroom updates. I make a reasonable profit but nowhere near the amount that the IRS had billed us. My books of accounts were managed by a private accounting firm. They had really messed up the records, which is why the IRS was suspicious. Since I had nothing to hide, I was confident things would get resolved easily, but getting things done through the tax agency proved far trickier than I had imagined. They had also served a notice period with heavy penalties which was really alarming. The tax consultants at IRS were really wonderful. Not only did they sort out my accounting records, they also filed returns with the IRS and the notice was retracted. Since last year, I have been using Legacy to manage my accounts and file taxes for my business.


Has your one-person business turned into a three-ring circus? If so, call The Balancing Act! You opened your business to follow your passion, not to get bogged down in the day-to-day details. I can save you time, energy and frustration by taking care of those details. I can help you set up an easy accounting system for your small business or even side jobs. I can help you from the beginning or help you get caught up and organized. I can come to you once, twice or on a regular basis. I do bank reconciliations, invoicing, credit cards and profit/loss statements. Do you have customers that owe you money, and you can't seem to collect? I can assist you there as well. Do you need part-time or full-time office staff? I can train the person of your choice and put together a job description as well as an easy-to-follow procedure manual. If your bookkeeper, office manager or secretary has an emergency or unexpectedly leaves, I can step in temporarily. I have over 25 years of experience as a full-charge bookkeeper in a wide variety of business settings. It doesn't cost anything to find out if I can save you money.


I have my Bachelors degree in Accounting. I started my own business to pursue what I love doing. I like to be organized and make sure I do a great job. I look over everything to make it is the best it can be.


I will go to clients and help with their accounting needs. I will assist in computer setups and business consulting. I have worked in multiple industries.


I provide accounting services and individual tax preparation. I have 25 years of experience in preparing individual tax returns and bookkeeping.


We offer: * Bookkeeping and accounting * Tax preparation for individuals and businesses * Payroll * Tax planning and consulting * Quarterly estimates


I provide accounting and tax services to small, medium and large clients or organizations. I have over 20 years of accounting and tax experience which help me to resolve most financial burdens.


Would you like to use an extra pair of hands? Let me be those extra pair of hands. With more than 20 years of accounting experience, I will get your company to the next level.


I provide tax preparation, customer service, accounting, money transaction, data input, light housekeeping, and client intake.

  • 13 years in business


I can take care of the financial details of running your business. I do payroll, taxes, and just about anything else you need.

  • 4 years in business

I have an extensive background in the accounting/finance field with a bachelor's degree in accounting which I received with a 3.9/4.0 GPA. I also worked as a Financial Analyst for 8 years at a reputable automotive company, calculating and entering transactions valuing at $38 million a month. I have also been running my own online accounting business for the last 3 years and am an expert in both Microsoft Excel and QuickBooks.


I have a bachelor's degree in accounting, with over 20 years of experience. I use Peachtree/Sage and QuickBooks software. I can help you with your new business start-up or takeover your existing company's books. I can process payroll, with a direct deposit to your employee's account, file quarterly and yearly payroll tax forms, and of course, process monthly, quarterly, or yearly financial statements.

  • 21 years in business

We enjoy helping business owners succeed and prosper. Our goal is to help business owners manage the accounting, payroll, and administrative functions so they may have more time to grow the business. We also like to help business owners save money on taxes.

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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