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Cottage Grove Accountants

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Vaca Tax and Financial Group
4.8
from 55 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Timothy L.
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Great tax preparer, really knew what he was doing, he will be my new accountant from now on. Found me a bunch of savings. Really a nice guy didn't try to rush things and a reasonable rate

DLD Bookkeeping Solutions
4.6
from 56 reviews
  • 31 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
Anna B.
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Deb helped us prepare taxes for both my husband`s business and our personal taxes. There is many great things I can tell about Deb as a professional or a human being, but what is outstanding about working with her as opposed to other accountants we met in the past, is that she wants her clients to understand taxes, she asks questions, help people understand where are the numbers coming from and make best choices planing for the future. I would recommend her to everybody seeking any accounting help! Ania B

Swon Tax Preparation
4.8
from 40 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 67 hires on Thumbtack
Lindy P.
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Working with Swon Tax Prep was a breath of fresh air. After our previous accountant left us high and dry well past the deadline, John worked fast and efficiently to provide us with a return much higher than anticipated. He was timely, reliable, and helpful.

Valley Accounting & Tax
4.9
from 22 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 64 hires on Thumbtack
Pat R.
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Exceptional is my overall comment! My previous accountant was not good at what they did. At the time I thought they were OK and at a good price. But a person knows when "it just seems that this accountant may be putting my companies at risk". After changing to Valley Accounting and Tax I feel extremely confident that my taxes are correct and I am not at risk. Valley Tax worked with me over a couple of years just to get my taxes in line. I bounce many financial questions.... both business and personal ..... past Valley and they area very competent and professional in their advice. Valley Accounting and Tax are good. I have and will continue to refer my business partners and friends to Valley.

C.S. Thomas PLLC
4.9
from 14 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 29 hires on Thumbtack
Tim V.
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Chris was the only accountant the took to initiative to contact via phone. We just signed up with Chris and his firm but anticipate increased revenue with his help.

ABC BookWerks LLC
5.0
from 8 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon B.
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Amy is a terrific bookkeeper, awesome organizer, but more importantly, a great person. You will find her knowledgable on many subjects, and a good listener. Make yourself one of the smart people too, hire Amy from ABC Bookwerks!

NC Business Group, LLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Gia L.
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We have been working with Nu for over 3 years and she is an amazing accountant! We had a really difficult time trying to figure out our tax forms and she helped ease our frustrations by thoroughly working through our paperwork. She was so knowledgeable about our forms and how to process them. She went above and beyond to ensure all of our forms were done correctly and made the process easy. We will continue to work with her!

Wayne A. Blosberg, PA
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 30 years in business
Jeff E.
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Mike has been my accountant for 25 years and I wouldn't trust anyone else to do the job.

W Accounting Services
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 6 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Kris M.
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Taxes. Very quick and easy to upload documents and get a refund! Thanks!

Lisa E.
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Michelle was fantastic to work with. She is understanding of what my business financial needs are and how best to stay in control of my records.

Zabel Co LLC CPA
5.0
from 1 review
  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Sandra W.
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Very soon to say but up to now very satisfied and seem to be cheaper than previous accountant.

Turgeon Consulting
5.0
from 1 review
    Katie C.
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    He helped me set up my small business and was so helpful. He helped with all of the legal work, some design work, my website, and recommendations on setting up bank account/bookkeeping.

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    We are a fantastic accountant and digital content marketing firm. We have more than 30 years of experience and worked with more than 200 clients.

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    I am a CPA/enrolled agent with over 30 years of experience. I prepare all types of returns (i.e. individual, trust, partnership, and corporate returns), as well as payroll preparation. I am conveniently located in St. Louis Park. I look forward to being able to help you with your tax and accounting needs!

    • 6 years in business
    About

    We provide Accounting/Bookkeeping, Personal and Business Tax services. We deliver our services primary through the internet and occasional in-person visits to our client sites. Some of our services include setup and configuration of accounting systems such as QuickBooks.

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    Watching our clients succeed and reach their goals, we make ourselves available to answer clients' questions, whenever they need us. We treat each client as if he/she were the only client we have.

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    I am an accounting professional with many years of experience as a controller and CFO. I am familiar with a number of various accounting software applications and can easily handle payroll, payables and receivables along with financial statement presentations.

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    Personable, hands on tax and accounting preparation, planning, and advice.

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    I provide forensic accounting, risk assurance, business consulting and taxes. I work with small business and individuals. I have over 20 years of accounting experience.

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    We offer the following services: * Tax * Accounting * QuickBooks Expert Setup and Training * Payroll * Bookkeeping * Financial Consulting * Business Analysis * Financial Analysts and Controllers * Audits * Feasibility Studies * Receivable Factoring * Financial Products * Mergers Acquisitions and Sales and Representation * Succession Planning * Wealth Management * Agent A progressive tax and financial firm, Platinum aims to ensure our client's business is running up to their expectations, and they are aware why, by making sure they constantly know where their business stands from a liability and profit standpoint by devising custom easy-to-use reporting that is always at your fingertips. Call us for a free business liability risk evaluation that could save you thousands of dollars per month or year. We also offer the following services: * Business Liability Risk Evaluation * Risk Management * Accounting * Tax * Bookkeeping * Payroll * Sales Tax and IRS Audits We represent clients before any state tax agency and the IRS in any kind of tax matter. Platinum Companies Platinum Advisors

    • 7 years in business
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    We try get to know the client - why they went into business and what their dreams are. We try to use our background and knowledge to help them achieve their goals.

    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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