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Stephens Tax & Accounting
from 43 reviews
  • 26 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
Sherell F.
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I had a great experience with Stephens Tax & Accounting. She did my taxes last year and was very helpful with some pretty complicated things I had. She is knowledgeable & personable and doesn't make you feel "less than" when you have lots of questions. Worrying about taxes can be stressful and time consuming and I'm happy to have had worked with this accountant!

  • 25 years in business
Ranjit D.
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An excellent Accountant and tax attorney in charlotte I have worked with him for many years. he is also polite and services oriented.

  • 8 years in business
Jenelle T.
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Desmona was excellent to work with, she was very professional and helpful with all of our questions. We will absolutely stick with her for all of our accounting and tax needs in the future.

  • 11 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Hi, Leann Blakenship is a great individual to work with ad she contact you back in a timely manner. She is very professional and knowledgeable about the billing services she provides. I can always count on her accuracy and timely work she does.

  • 20 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Joshua C.
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I started a rental property business back in 2011 and hadn’t filed tax returns on my income since starting out. An IRS agent gave me a visit in June 2017 and served a one-month notice to pay back taxes totaling more than $30,000. I was completely horrified and called a bunch of tax consultancies. I got a reply from Legacy and they offered to go over the records of my business. I hadn’t really maintained any accounts, but did have the bank statements detailing the receipt of rent and expenses. They helped prepare a record of accounts for me and filed it with the IRS. The firm negotiated with the IRS and managed to get the taxes reduced to half of the tax estimate and put me on a monthly payment plan. I will be finished with the payments next month. I also used their firm to file taxes for this year. They are a good, reliable service and I am quite relieved to be done with my back taxes.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Kristy B.
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Joyce has been working on my business & personal taxes for quite a few years now. Always does a great job!

BHL Enterprises
from 1 review

    We offer a variety of different accounting services for businesses of all sizes and individuals. We strive to provide our clients with the best possible accounting services. We have over 10 years of accounting work, and will tailor to our clients' specific needs. Please do not hesitate to call us today if you're interested in our services. We're looking forward to providing our services to you.


    I am inspired to help small business with their accounting needs. I have been in this service since 1985.


    I provide full-service accounting and administrative services. I also provide brand and image consulting for today's business professional.


    Dale K. Cline, CPA, PLLC offers all typical accounting services from a well-qualified professional staff with over 30 years' experience.


    I do all phases of accounting. I work for the needs of the clients within their budget. I have all software needed. I am flexible and have all what customers need. I have over 35 years of experience in accounting and taxes in all industries.


    At Polaris, we believe that our role as trusted advisors goes beyond the preparation of financial statements and tax returns, in fact we strive to work with our clients to assist them in interpreting their financial results and how they link into their business strategy. That is why we believe that clients must collaborate with their accountants on a regular basis. Polaris Bookkeeping is one of the few accounting firms offering clients access to their accounting data anytime, anywhere, and on any device using the Xero Accounting platform. Learn more about Xero; please visit our website.


    I am a Charlotte, NC based and licensed public accountant. My career began at Clover High School where I become interested in accounting. Since then, I have developed a passion for numbers. Currently, I work helping small businesses in managing their accounting, taxation and payroll services. I am not just your accountant, but a trusted financial adviser.

    • 18 years in business


    Currently I am an accounting professional working for a fortune 500 company as an accountant with emphasis on cost accounting, managerial accounting. I also prepare taxes part time.


    We provide business consulting, planning, legal research as well as complete business entity setup, from applying for FEI to accounting, hiring, training, and maintaining company records.


    I am an accounting professional with over 20 years of experience. I received by BS and BA from High Point University in High Point, North Carolina. I was the accounting manager for a small manufacturing company located in Charlotte, NC but most recent employment with a private university located in Charlotte, North Carolina for 9 years. I am self-motivated with bookkeeping, bank reconciliation, and customer service experience.


    I offer full-cycle bookkeeping, including, but not limited to, accounts cleanups, bank reconciliations, payrolls, collections of sales, IRS reporting, analyses of accounts and cash flows as well as creating and establishing policies compliant with the GAAP.


    We are a CPA public accounting firm. Our firm is providing various services like accounting, taxation (income tax, sales tax and payroll tax), compilation, internal and external auditing, business set-up and development and accounting-related services.


    We provide accounting support, either managerial or project. We offer affordable controller services for small businesses that need someone to come in and make sure the accounting staff is following the procedure on a weekly, monthly, or annual basis.


    I am an independent bookkeeper. I help businesses with bookkeeping and accounting task needed to keep their operation flowing. I am experienced in performing the following financial functions: * Accounts payable management (vendor bills and payments) * Start-up business and small business accounting assistance * Establish and organize daily, weekly and monthly accounting routines * QuickBooks software installation and set up * Accounts receivable management (customer invoices and collections) * Bank reconciliations (checking and credit cards) * Electronic document management * Inventory management * Accounting projects * Recording and reconciling payroll transactions * Revenue reconciliation with bank deposits

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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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