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Saint Peters Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Saint Peters.

The Income Tax Center
from 42 reviews
  • 23 years in business
  • 82 hires on Thumbtack
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All I had was an initial contact for potential long-term service. After I explained my situation the accountant explained how simple it actually is, now and in the future. It turns out that I will not need to hire a CPA after all. Thank you so much for helping me sort it all out.

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Willowbrooke CPA, LLC
from 30 reviews
  • 3 years in business
  • 43 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Mindy P.
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Erik is an excellent tax preparer. I feel very fortunate to have found him to address my complicated taxes. He explains everything in a down to earth manner. His expertise is wide and shows in his work. I would highly recommend his services to everyone. I just found my new accountant. I am very happy to have found him.

David P. Linderer, LLC
from 27 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 53 hires on Thumbtack
Mandie D.
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David was amazing! My husband and I hired David for our 2016 taxes and he was incredible. We arranged to see him on a Saturday and David took excellent care of us. We are very pleased! He is open and friendly as is his staff. You will not be disappointed!

The Accounting Agency, Inc.
from 19 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 36 hires on Thumbtack
Sheryl G.
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Raye is always professional as well as personable. She is very honest, helpful and fair in handling our accounting needs. I am so thankful we found her and would be lost without her. I truly enjoy working with Raye...Our business is run out of our home and I truly trust Raye even when I run out to get my daughter etc .

  • 10 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Chris J.
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I've utilized Patrick as a consultant on several occasions when needing tax advice. Not only does he provide you with quick, accurate feedback, he takes the time to educate you on various tax implications that may be of importance to you and your family. I'd definitely recommend Mr. Kavanagh to friends and family in need of tax help.

AP Accounting & Tax, LLC
from 8 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 22 hires on Thumbtack
Neal M.
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Tammie is very easy to work with and very professional. I usually prepare my own taxes so I have a decent amount of knowledge preparing them. This year we had some special circumstances so I wanted to make sure they got done correctly. I walked in to one of the big name places but had a bad feeling the whole time. I had to explain to the preparer what boxes to check so they basically just hired them right off the street. I demanded my paperwork back and luckily found AP Accounting. Tammie answered the phone right away and made me feel confident in her from the start. We met up and in person and everything was done very quickly without problems. On top of everything I saved over half of what the big name place wanted. I will continue going to AP Accounting even though my situation was a one time thing because the value for the peace of mind is unbeatable.

Advisory Group Associates
from 6 reviews
  • 45 years in business
  • 13 hires on Thumbtack
Charmaye B.
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I found Mr Frank and Toby to be very kind, knowledgeable and genuinely interested in helping me with my tax issues. I am so pleased I used thumbtack

  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Mark D.
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Melinda is very thorough and professional. She will be my accountant for a long time.

  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Christina H.
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After using many accountants for our small business over the years, we are very happy to say that we’ve finally found one we can trust. Leslie is truly an accounting and business professional. Meineke of Troy, IL

  • 15 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Danae P.
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Owning a small business is hard enough but trying to stay up with all the taxes is even harder. After awhile we had gotten behind. We were so thankful to have found AAA Accounting & Tax Service. The service that they provide is A+ and to get us out of the hole we were in simple amazing!!! We highly recommend this company!!! :) JDJ Security, Jeff & Danae Price

O|Miga, Inc.
from 3 reviews
  • 9 years in business
Sean S.
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OMiga has been great to work with over the past 12 months. Timely responses and a knowledgeable staff.

  • 8 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Karen D.
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very knowledgable and met deadlines I needed. I liked his online portal system which is very easy to use to track documents. Very reasonable rates! He was very flexible and rescheduled an appt I recorded incorrectly- and made time to shuffle his schedule the same day. I would recommend him to others who need small or other business taxes and indiv. returns completed. Plus I prefer to support a small local business vs. any chains or franchise tax prep places!

Buenger Accounting
from 2 reviews
  • 59 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Megan H.
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I contracted with Dan to have two Quarterly Tax Estimate and Payment Vouchers prepared for my freelance business. He was thorough, timely, and communicated well. I would highly recommend his services, and will consider him for my future tax needs.

  • 6 years in business
Michael M.
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Emil really understand what I need in my small business and truly care about his clients. Emil works with me to help me understand my business better and how to budget and keep my records straight. I'm so much better with Emil dong my quick books.

Block Advisors
from 2 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Sebastian M.
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I don't think I could say enough good things about Laura Young, the bookkeeping specialist with whom I've partnered to assist me in the maintenance and upkeep of my accounts. Laura not only does the work, she also teaches me the exemplary practices in how it's done so that I'm a more informed and compliant business owner. Thanks so much to H&R Block and to Laura for the bookkeeping services my company now enjoys!

MRW Accounting Solutions
from 2 reviews
    Brandon A.
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    Michelle managed payroll for me and makes it so easy! I highly recommend her services for anyone needing an accountant!

    Mandi Hill
    from 1 review
      Mark G.
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      Mandi and Kari prepare my monthly compilations and always have them to me within days of month end. They are very professional and provide great advice. Upon changing accounting firms to them I reduced my cost to half of what I was previously paying at a large firm.

      • 1 year in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Laura R.
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      Vickie was willing to meet me anywhere, at any time. She has a LOT of knowledge about the tax system, and is going the extra mile with my back taxes. I am very happy I was teamed up with her and highly recommend her for any tax information and help at any time, even other than the April 15 crunch.

      • 1 year in business
      Karina W.
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      Fast, professional, and friendly!! Great service.

      • 8 years in business
      • 2 hires on Thumbtack
      LaJoy D.
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      I was so far behind in my organization for my company expenses. Tiffany was able to through an entire year and separate all my expenses in detail. She is very patience with you and explain everything step by step. I would highly recommend her for all your business needs. I really appreciate everything she did and I am glad she is my accountant. LAJOY D.

      • 7 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
      Susan W.
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      We are still working with him, but so far so good. He has upheld everything we discussed prior to meeting and so far has had excellent communication. Very professional.

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      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.

      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.

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      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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