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P&L Accounting and Tax
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Elizabeth B.
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Doug began doing our taxes when he worked for a large CPA Firm. When he left that firm, we followed him and have used him for taxes for about four years now. He is very honest, personable, ethical and fair. He is also very quick to respond to any questions we have via email or any other form of communication. He does a great job for us and his rates are more than fair.


Timely Communication. Professional. Knowledge. Integrity.


I can assist in setting up and teaching you how to run your business on QuickBooks. I went to school for accounting and business.


I have been a CPA for over 20 years and have much experience with financial analysis, strategic planning, leading computer conversions as well as the basic financial background. I have years of HR experience implementing, doing and supervising payroll. I moved from manual preset times to electronic timekeeping system. I stayed up-to-date on all payroll laws, as well as training, employee relations and workers' compensation. I will get my PHR certification this fall. I love working with businesses to come up with solutions to their respective problems.


My first job was working in a CPA's office doing bank reconciliations while in high school. I now have over 30 years of experience working in office administration and 25 years of accounting experience. I've owned my own retail business for 16 years. I now sell exclusively online. I've also worked in the manufacturing and service industries. My expertise is in developing efficient workflows and streamlining administrative processes. I want to help others achieve their dream of running their own small efficient profitable business.


Bush, Ramlow and Shore strives to be a strategic partner and most trusted advisor to our clients. Any CPA can prepare a tax return, its more about understanding the client and helping any way you can.


I provide all accounting and business consulting services. I am experienced in QuickBooks and MS Office applications.


Over eight years experience with schooling ranging from IRS to Columbia College right here in Springfield, Missouri. We offer continuing education for tax pro's. We also offer support to our clients when you receive a notice audit or otherwise from the IRS.

  • 36 years in business

We are a MO licensed CPA firm who works with small business and entrepreneurs. Clients need accounting, payroll and income tax services as well as advice during start-up and expansion. We offer personalized services and have over 30 years of experience in the field.

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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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