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Columbus Accountants

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Syvertsen Accounting LLC
4.9
from 49 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 78 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Lani L.
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Stephanie is absolutely professional and efficient. She's very knowledgeable about accounting and tax codes and quick to answer my questions via email. We first spoke on the phone to gather details about my finances. I then provided further information over email regarding previous tax returns. We finally met at a coffee shop in downtown Delaware a couple weeks later to exchange payment for my completed tax returns (note: she was even able to take payment via card which was handy). Stephanie has exceeded my expectations and will now be my personal accountant. I highly recommend her services.

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  • 9 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Julie E.
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The job is not yet complete, but the first meeting and all email communications have been professional, efficient and pleasant. Joshua is very easy to talk to and is very detail oriented and meticulous, which is a bonus for a tax accountant! So far, so good!

Osborne Business Solutions
4.8
from 11 reviews
  • 40 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Brad S.
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Osborne's has been our account for years. They also do our payroll. They are very prompt and courteous. We look forward to working with them for many years to come.

  • 3 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gregory W.
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Dave did some professional accounting work for me and it was a fantastic experience. His stellar work and prompt communication set him apart. He is easily the best accountant that I have ever used. I would recommend him to anyone.

J.C.Financial Concepts,LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 19 years in business
J. Z.
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I have used JC Financial Concepts for years business and personal accounts. Highly recommend them! They have taught me ways to save money on my taxes that other accountants never shared. I have referred several friends and will continue to do so.

Lincoln Wallace
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Allison C.
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Josh and his team at Lincoln Wallace did an excellent Job answering my questions and learning about my business. When we reached out to Josh we were having some IRS issues with our business, along with just not having the time to handle our daily/weekly bookkeeping and accounting needs. Josh started working right way with us right away and did a fantastic job handling every request we ask of him. He was able to provide excellent advice, and act as our monthly accountant/partner for a low monthly fee. I don't know what I would do without them now. Highly recommend

  • 3 years in business
Tara R.
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I hate doing my taxes but she made me feel really comfortable and ended up being cheaper than it would’ve been if I did TurboTax on my own

De S.
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Really helpful and stress fee accounting services! Great tax preparation services too, they allow me to electronically send all of my documents.

  • 20 years in business
Christopher J.
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About four years ago, our accountant left just a month before the tax filing deadline approached. We tried to hire a replacement accountant to get our taxes done in time but didn’t get any responses back except one from Legacy Tax Resolution. We spoke with their consultant on the phone who promised to visit our offices and go over the files. I remember they came the very next day and helped us file the return by the end of the week. I was quite impressed by their efficiency and knowledge of the tax laws. That is when we took them on board to do our taxes regularly. The great thing about this firm is that their auditors are happy to answer queries and help us improve our record keeping which makes the whole process simpler and faster. We have been with them for four years now and would continue to use this firm for the future.

  • 10 years in business
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Our firm is dedicated to helping our clients grow their business. We offer a full suite of services including payroll, bookkeeping, tax preparation, and consulting.

  • 5 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We are company that is dedicated to joyfully servicing clients to provide the very best tax, accounting, and consulting services to allow individuals and corporations (small to medium size) to increase their net spendable income and decrease the amount of money they're paying in taxes. We use technology exclusively to provide ongoing interaction's so that we can clearly communicate both what is needed to be accomplished, constant updates, and how we can help protect and allow our clients to prosper in an ongoing relationship.

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We are a small boutique accounting firm that provides monthly, quarterly, and annual accounting services, including payroll to small businesses (generally under $1 million). Also, we complete compliance (taxes) for monthly, quarterly and annual payroll and tax returns for individuals, partnerships, corporations, nonprofits and trusts. We also complete annual audits for nonprofits and reviews for small businesses.

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I do accounting work and tax return preparation for individuals and small businesses. I am accurate and thorough in my work and in my customer services. I have experience with IRS matters and can find you the best refund possible.

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Lowry Accounting Services always provides integrity, customer care, and technical knowledge. We offer a wide array of services that are continually growing as we grow with our customers. You can always expect competitive prices and excellent customer service.

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I am a Columbus based accountant and bookkeeper. I started my own business after working several years in the accounting departments of several Fortune 500 companies.

  • 14 years in business
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We're a Columbus, Ohio based CPA firm who helps clients with financial, accounting, tax, and business consulting services. We serve individuals and businesses, from sole proprietorships to established middle-market companies. The services that we provide include income tax return preparation (Federal, State & Local), accounting and bookkeeping, business structuring and consulting, payroll and payroll consulting, and just good, old-fashioned professional advice about finances in general. We truly feel that we can be a great asset in helping you achieve your financial goals while minimizing tax liabilities and business exposure.

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I offer the following services: - General accounting - Financial reporting - Financial analysis - Budgeting - Special projects I have former big 3, corporate controller and business ownership experience and am knowledgeable in QuickBooks and Excel.

  • 4 years in business
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I process daily business bookkeeping services such as A/P, A/R, payroll, etc. I pride myself in accuracy and neatness.

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I have approximately 20 years of solid accounting and bookkeeping experience, ranging from a car dealership to a church. I have successfully handled payroll, accounts receivables/payables, cash receipt management, bank reconciliations, journal entries, general ledgers, monthly closings and financial statements. I am highly adaptable to virtually any accounting software, having worked with such systems as Quicken, QuickBooks, Everest, Shelby, Reynolds & Reynolds, Microsoft Word, Word Perfect, and Excel, to name a few.

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I provide accounting, bookkeeping, and business consulting services. I work with business owners to assist them with their bookkeeping and accounting needs. I have more than 20 years of professional experience.

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We enjoy getting businesses off the ground and bringing peace of mind to business owners about the final progress of their business. Also, we enjoy bringing clarity to individuals about their tax situations and removing the doubt and fear of the IRS. We go the extra mile to bring the clarity to the business owner.

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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