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Saint Joseph Accountants

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Shell Law & Tax, LLC
from 17 reviews
  • 9 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Mel B.
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Excellent service and I saved a bundle in tax credits and deductions my prior tax preparer had neglected to apply. I highly recommend Mandy Shell's Tax service. She is also a lawyer and keeps up to date on tax breaks and other key changes that help the taxpayer save money. Very reasonable fee - much less than I paid a different service last year, and Mandy got me much better results!

Bates Tax Service
from 13 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Shannon C.
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Jamie is a very thorough and careful tax preparer, and has worked for me for a few years now. Always in tune with the needs of her customers.

Haley's Income Tax
from 6 reviews
  • 28 years in business
  • 11 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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Keith met me at a local coffee shop in my area, he went over everything in detail, and performed my accounting services professionally and quickly. I am very satisfied and will continue to use their company

  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Wyatt J.
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She gave me a pain free experience with my taxes and took care of all the work that goes into doing my taxes. I recommend her for anyone who wants it done right and for a cheaper price then other tax services

Meyer Accounting & Tax
from 1 review
    MKSInvestmentsLLC H.
    Verified review

    I would like to say a very big thank you to the Meyer Accounting & Tax Firm. I own and operate a rental company. In this area and especially in this climate, there are a lot of variables and snags to this business. Meyer Accounting went out of their way to be very helpful, patient and astute in making sure they found every deduction we were entitled to. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a big firm accounting and tax practice at a family discount rate. I would have no hesitation is recommending Meyer Accounting & Tax to anyone and I look forward to doing business with this firm for all of our Tax and Accounting needs. I am so glad we found them. Mark Hoskins


    Contact me for further information or resume. The best way to contact me is through email. I can help you! I look forward to hearing from you soon!


    Ferrin Accounting provides affordable payroll processing, full-service accounting functions and experienced tax services for any of your business and personal needs. For thirty years, our commitment has been to take care of our clients. Times and rules may change, but our commitment to our clients never does.


    CWA provides cloud based small business accounting, bookkeeping, and advisory services on an outsourced basis. The service is designed for entrepreneurs that value having a strong finance division that will direct and assist in cash-flow management, profit improvement, and business longevity.


    If you’re looking for high-quality and personal service, you’ve come to the right place. At Ferguson Tax and Accounting, we’ll give you the attention and personal service you’ll come to expect and enjoy. Whether it is professional tax preparation, payroll, or bookkeeping services, you will be very satisfied with our quality of work. We work hard for you!


    RMD Financial LLC is a full-service accounting firm for individuals and small businesses. We do not sell financial products, but can advise you where to go. We do not receive commission referrals. Some of the services we offer include, but are not limited to: * Bank Account and Inventory Reconciliations * Personal Financial Counseling (Get your personal finances on track) * Personal Retirement Planning (Plan for a solid retirement) * Billing and Accounts Receivable Procedures (Get your cash in the door) * Business Consulting Services (Improve processes and obtain financial stability) * Payroll (Your employees like their paychecks, we'll help you out with this) * Basic Bookkeeping (Helping you get everything organized) * Insurance Consulting (What insurance do you really need?) * Bill Payment (Never pay too much interest or those annoying fines) * Assembling of Financial Statements (Investors and Financing Institutions require these) * Convert your business to an LLC (We can help your protect your personal assets from your business) * Tax Planning and Preparation (Keep the IRS satisfied and out of your life) * Excel Tutoring and Instructional Conferences (Improving Excel skills can make you more efficient)

    • 1 year in business

    I am a CPA with over 9 years in bookkeeping and other accounting services. I am reliable, trustworthy and provide quality services in a timely manner.


    My services include the following: * bookkeeping * payroll * accounts payable * accounts receivable * end-of-year reports for tax preparation


    I have a Wide variety from accounting, HR, admin and office. Also provide dog sitting services. Will travel to your place at the time being. Depending on days, I have a small Maltese also they can be fun and playful companion


    Dedicated, experienced and driven office management accounting, payroll and much more services offered. Two great individuals have teamed up to provide all of your accounting, office and tax needs.

    • 49 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack

    I am an accountant. I prepare tax services for both personal and businesses. I try to provide the best customer service to meet your needs.


    I have a background in finance and accounting. Previously, I have done all internal accounting functions for a $3-million-dollar firm (payroll was not part of the duties for this client). I have also done substantial work in business valuation. This will allow for a fair market value for your company for either merger/acquisition or transitioning your business. This skill set can also provide for advice on what improvements can be made in your business to add value. My professional responsibilities have ranged from preparing spreadsheets using financial statements and tax returns to research transactions; economic and industry analysis; determine retirement plan eligibility and calculate benefits; and insurance plan research and explanation.


    We perform mission critical financial, accounting, operations consulting engagements, particularly for transitioning or transforming organizations.


    We are unique in our approach to business and individual taxes. We have 20+ year experience in the public accounting and private sector. Our experience spans from manufacturing, automotive dealership, trucking industry, construction, printing, medical and legal professionals. Not everyone has the time to bring financial documentation to you, so therefore, we will come to you. We are a one of kind accounting firm that wants to get to know how your run your business and help streamline processes and put into place internal control structures. We do everything from "back office" accounting, data entry of payables and writing checks, full service payroll, reconciling accounts, recording deposits, cleaning up general ledger accounts and giving your an accurate set of financial statements each time. We also handle individual and business tax returns.


    I am a small-business expert with over 20 years of experience in both private and public accounting. I have reasonable fees.

    • 5 years in business

    Our accountants specialize in a full-range of offerings from bookkeeping services, payroll, QuickBooks assistance, business start-ups, as well as tax preparation and tax planning for both businesses and individuals. HG + CO Accountants is not your traditional accounting firm and it is our goal to change the way customers interact with their CPA. Utilizing mobile technology, hosted software, and offering fixed pricing agreements are just a couple of ways we have set ourselves apart. Open and unlimited communication is the key, however, we at HG + CO Accountants will partner with you so you can take advantage of every growth opportunity, fast. Contact us to choose more with HG+CO Accountants.


    I do small business accounting to take the stress of accounting off the small business owners. I am well-organized, and I know several small business systems -- Peachtree, Quicken and QuickBooks. I am a power user in Excel. I can set up access databases to control your customer information. I can work in your location a day at a time doing accounts payable, receivables, bank reconciliation, closing your books and producing financial statements and budgets or work at my location.

    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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