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Gulfport Accountants

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Elizabeth A. Keyes, CPA
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  • 26 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
G. A.
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Elizabeth has been providing great tax advice and been preparing my tax returns for many years. I would recommend her without hesitation. ~ G. Anthony

  • 20 years in business
Ralph M.
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We have been using the services of Legacy Tax Resolution for about three years now and they’ve never let us down. The company handles both our final audit and tax filing with the IRS and we’ve had no problems with the tax agency. We run an office supplies and stationery business with an annual turnover of more than $1 million. The consultants from Legacy work with our internal accounting department to help keep everything compliant with government regulations. The knowledge and experience of their consultants is what sets this firm apart from other tax filing services. They are well aware of the tax laws and help you save significant costs by providing guidance on the tax breaks and credits that are available to SME businesses. It has been a great experience working with this firm and we would highly recommend their services to anyone.

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I provide accounting and payroll services on an as-needed or contract basis. I'm also available for data entry and administrative services.

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Our firm provides outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality. Professionalism Our high standards, service and specialized staff spell the difference between our outstanding performance, and other firms. We make sure that every client is served by the expertise of our whole firm. Responsiveness Our firm is responsive. Companies who choose our firm rely on competent advice and fast, accurate personnel. We provide total financial services to individuals, large and small businesses and other agencies. Through hard work, we have earned the respect of the business and financial communities. This respect illustrates our diverse talents, dedication and ability to respond quickly. Quality An accounting firm is known for the quality of its service. Our firm's reputation reflects the high standards we demand of ourselves.

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I have a passion for helping small business owners understand and manage their finances with Quickbooks. I use Quickbooks online which lets me work with clients all over the country.

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I have 23 years of experience in Accounting for Small Businesses. I am proficient in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank Reconciliations, Billing, Financial Statements, Payroll, Quarterly PR Tax Reports and deposits, Sales Tax and much more. I prefer to use Quick Books, but have used Peach-tree in the past. My prices are reasonable and I can create personalized packages to fit your budget. My clients include Construction Companies, Real Estate Management Companies, State Farm Insurance Agents and Beauty Salons in the New Orleans - Slidell Metro Area.

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Accounting instructor so very qualified to tutor.. Efficient in Quickbooks

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I can work with pets' training and care while the family is away. I am a full-charge accountant who does the following: * general ledgers * accounts payable * accounts receivable * financial statements * payroll and all related taxes

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I have over 15 years of experience providing my bookkeeping and accounting services. Let me help you.

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We offer the following services: * Accounting for small and mid-sized businesses * Complete tax preparation service for individuals, LLCs, all corporations, non-profits and estates * Payroll service and payroll taxes * Sales tax and all supporting services * QuickBooks consulting * IRS representation We are a problem solver and always available to our customers 7 days a week.

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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