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Bob Does Taxes
4.6
from 69 reviews
  • 7 years in business
  • 166 hires on Thumbtack
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Bob, is professional, knowledgeable, and extremely patient 😀 Would highly recommend him. In fact, he's now my accountant.

  • 42 hires on Thumbtack
Alicia E.
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First Capital Tax is very professional and answered all of my questions without hesitation! He is now my new tax preparer!

  • 11 years in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
Jennifer R.
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Nicole Is AWESOME!!! Not only is she completely professional and knowledgeable, but she organized my box of crumpled receipts and scanned them into the computer for me. So handy! Nicole really knows her taxes also. She amended my 2010 return and got me $950 more than my last accountant had. She showed me how to keep track of my bookkeeping on QuickBooks, and showed me deductions I could be taking and dont. Oh, and she is VERY affordable and does not try to get you to buy services you dont need. I would definitely recommend Nicole and TSBAS. They are great to work with!!!

  • 6 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Lisa M.
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La'Toya Ray of Fresh Start Tax & Accounting is the total package--everything you expect a CPA to be! She is professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. I'm always going to dread tax time, but knowing that La'Toya is handling feels reassuring.

Michael W. Brown, CPA, MBA
4.4
from 5 reviews
  • 17 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Karl K.
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Michael has been outstanding. He has given me everything I wanted in a very timely fashion and now I continue to work with him on valuations to procure financing for my business ventures. Since time is always the most important resource when it comes to new businesses Michael has gone out of his way to meet me or respond in a timely manner just to clarify issues that I had questions on. This is what customer service should be from every other corporation.

  • 12 years in business
James H.
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In my experience with Bryan, he was always a professional in all aspects of the word and I am very happy to recommend him. Bryan is an intelligent, forthcoming and very insightful partner to work with. With his broad knowledge of the industry and understanding of what his clients need, Bryan is a true asset to anyone one who works with him.

  • 22 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
Cristina S.
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I used to do my taxes using Turbo Tax and thought that having a CPA to do my taxes is not cost-effective. I thought, how much more money can they really save me. I decided to use Excellence Tax Services in 2011 to do my taxes based on a recommendation and I got more than $1,000 more on my taxes!!! I couldn't believe it!!! They asked good questions and helped me assess what things are tax-deductible based on my situation. I referred them to a friend who was so happy that she went to Excellence Tax Services. She found out that H&R Block filed her taxes incorrectly. Excellence Tax Services filed her taxes correctly that year and also amended her previous tax return for a fraction of the cost...she saved over $2,000! They are very professional, honest, intelligent, and provide excellent quality services! Ask for Priscila when you go in...she's the best!

H.W. Financial Group
5.0
from 3 reviews
    Kelley M.
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    I have an online business and my accounting information for my business was a nightmare.. I was recommended to H.W. Financial Group by a friend and was VERY happy with the service provided. We have hired Tammy for our bookkeeping, and tax preparation. We are happy with our service.. Very timely, and provides value!

    • 3 years in business
    Gracia B.
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    My experience with Victoria was amazing, she gave detailed information about my taxes and explained every step throughout my tax preparation. .I highly recommend her to anyone in need of her services. .I look forward in having her service next year and on.

    • 6 years in business
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
    Caroline D.
    Verified review

    Very grateful to Lynn for explaining some financial complexities to me in a way that made sense. She asked lots of questions and got a clear picture of what I needed, even when I didn't know! She is clearly knowledgeable and willing to go the extra mile to learn exactly how to help her clients. Thanks, Lynn!

    Butler Bookkeeping
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 7 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    James A.
    Verified review

    Butler Bookkeeping helped us out with 9 months of catch up accounting in a timely and affordable fashion and will continue to serve us moving forward. Donna is knowledgable, easy to work with, flexible and is patient with clients like us who have a lot of questions.

    Eli B.
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    Ms. Robinson is our bookkeeper and tax preparer. We are pleased with her services and look forward to continue association

    About

    I offer bookkeeping services on Quickbooks and Excel. I can do it from your office or mine. I have plenty of experience and can help out the small business owner. I also can provide consulting services.

    About

    We offer the following Services: * Accounts payable processes and management * Invoices/expense reports/payment transactions * GL coding and reconciliation * Time and expense review and ACH payments * Records organization and management * Journal entries and general ledgers * W9 and 1099's * Spreadsheets and accounting reports

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    I can process all of the following for your business: AR, AP, payroll, posting and creating invoices, and banking. I can come to your business or you can come to mine.

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    I get your taxes done right and on time! Don't stress during tax season. Let me help you make it easier for you, and you won't have to worry about dropping it off. It will get done, because with me as your tax preparer, it will. We can set up a day and time for you to drop off your paperwork to me, and as soon as I am finished, I will contact you with the finished product to go over with and sign. If you're not satisfied, there is a $15 charge for the work put into the product. Now, prices range between $250-$800, and this is determined on a web-based system I put all the information in, and it determines the price. If this sounds like a deal to you, then don't wait to contact me, as I am available 24/7.if you could email me at amanda.biddle.de.taxpreparer and that is at gmail

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    We provide revenue solutions for small businesses including accounting, payrolls, client satisfaction and budgets.

    About

    Rager, Lehman and Houck, P.C. is your professional accountant in Hanover, Pennsylvania, serving South-Central Pennsylvania or North-Central Maryland. We are an independently owned and operated regional public accounting firm, providing a wide variety of services for our business and individual clients. We offer a unique team of local, highly skilled and personable accounting professionals with the ability to access national and international expertise right here in your hometown. Our qualified staff strives to discern our clients' needs and aspirations, so we can be an effective partner in achieving the right goals. Services include bookkeeping, tax preparation, payroll services, investment advisory and Quickbooks. We are committed to using new techniques and technology to improve the process without losing sight of the importance of trust and integrity in all that we do. Our clients depend on the exceptional and timely service of our caring professionals.

    About

    Park Financial Services is an accounting firm in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania that provides small business accounting and tax preparation as well as bookkeeping and payroll services. Enjoy personalized and professional services whenever you meet with our experienced certified public accountants.

    About

    We offer accounting, income taxes, payroll, QuickBooks assistance, bookkeeping, and any other type of accounting services. We provide payroll processing, check printing, direct deposit, payroll tax deposits, and quarterly payroll taxes. We offer certified payroll registers and unemployment and worker's compensation reports. Our payroll processing is tailored to each business' needs. We provide all taxation services for individuals, corporations, partnerships, LLCs, trusts and estates, and non-profits. We also prepare PA inheritance tax returns and gift tax returns. Our accounting services include financial statements, write-up services, asset depreciation maintenance, 1099 recording and reporting issues, general business consultation, and profitability enhancement consultation. We are also QuickBooks Pro Advisors. We specialize in small businesses.

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    We do business and individual income tax preparation, IRS and state audit defense. We also do tax consultation and other accounting services.

    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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