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Thomas J. Zachman CPA LLC
from 2 reviews
  • 4 years in business
Marilyn P.
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Our organization had experienced a software conversion in which some of our accounts were not set up corrected and our books/financials were not kept up to date. We contracted with Tom Zachman and within a few short weeks our accounts were in order and our books straightened out. He was able to get our organization back on track with its bookkeeping and took care of all the year end requirements fast and efficiently. We had our best finance council meeting in over a year! Thank you for your great service.

Tammy Ebert
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    Rick M.
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    Tammy handles the bookkeeping for several of my entities, she is extremely competent and reliable!

    • 3 years in business
    Philip H.
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    Katie is very responsive and easy to work with. I quickly learned that I no longer have to worry about the office side of my business! Thanks!!


    I am very flexible and have open availability. I also offer affordable rates. I am willing to perform some administrative tasks, like mailings and filing, when needed.


    I am an accounting assistant. I do bookkeeping, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, taxes and data entry.


    We are a firm providing full-scope accounting, bookkeeping, finance, strategic plan development and management consulting services. We provide interim CSuite support and executive leadership consulting, board-of-directors training, employee development and coaching services.

    • 6 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    Provide bookkeeping and payroll services with one goal in mind: a better tax return. Keeping the burdensome paperwork off of the business owner, with meaningful reports and advice to facilitate less "OH NO!" during the spring.


    I take in bookkeeping and transcription jobs for small businesses from our home using the internet. I use email and Skype to save my clients overhead in their businesses.


    CCB offers the following services: * General bookkeeping and recordkeeping * Accounts receivable, including invoicing and customer statements * Accounts payable, including bill paying and budgeting * Financial statements, e.g. profit and loss statements, balance sheets * Bank reconciliations * Sales and use tax returns * Payroll services, including payroll checks, quarterly and annual tax reports for a flat monthly rate * W-2s and 1099s * Tax preparation


    I provide bookkeeping, QuickBooks, GL, AP, AR, payroll, financial statements preparation, and bank reconciliation services. I have 30+ years of experience. I can provide references upon request.


    Bauer & Hohlen PC is composed of certified public accountants that are skilled and qualified to provide accounting, bookkeeping and income tax preparation services. Our accounting firm handle requests from a diverse client base, making sure that your individual needs are met.


    After having many years of bookkeeping and managing companies' accounting departments, there are many skills that I can offer you. My skills include payroll, payroll-withholding government reports, accounts payable, accounts receivable, financial reports, and compiling many types of reports. These skills have used many types of accounting formats, from manual record keeping through several types of accounting software. I attended school and graduated in 2001 with honors. The college was Ridgewater College in Willmar, MN. I can offer accounting/bookkeeping services to many types of companies since I have been associated with construction, agriculture, manufacturing, and advertising among other types of businesses. At one such company, I've been their internal audit accountant, and one of my projects was to go back 5 years back to research their Minnesota sales tax reports. I was able to recover over $300,000 in overpayments to the state of Minnesota sales tax department.

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    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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