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Jn B.

Elizabeth Simeone, EA

I recently hired Liz through Thumbtack to help with some back taxes, organizing my business, etc -- VERY glad that I was connected with her! It's been so comfortable to work with her (and I can be slightly "uncomfortable" around taxes) and she has really followed through, helping me quickly and efficiently when I'm in a position that that really matters. Highly recommend her!

Aug 17, 2018

Lea K.

AAJ Services Inc.

Perfect preparation of my tax return!

Mar 22, 2017

Ankur A.

Kenneth J Higgins CPA

Ken was warm and very helpful. I would highly recommend his services if you're looking for tax preparation help. I'll be back next year!

Feb 27, 2017

Nona B.

DM Accounting Services

Did an amazing and thorough job completing my late taxes and started them immediately as I needed them asap. Called right away and was extremely efficient and curteous. I will call him again and would highly recommend for tax preparation.

Aug 13, 2016

Patrick O.

Hung & Scanga, LLC

Annie did a great job with my tax returns, which are quite complicated as I have foreign assets, a number of rental properties and investments. She's extremely thorough, precise and responds very quickly to any questions I have. I have no hesitation in recommending Hung & Scanga for tax preparation services.

Apr 1, 2016

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.

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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