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Sandy W.

Keith R. Clark, CPA

I have been a client of Keith's for a little over the year. I had several years of past due business and personal taxes. Keith compiled my records, prepared the tax returns and negotiated the waiver of the penalties. Since then he has served as my business advisor, friend and Accountant. Thank you Keith

Jul 30, 2018

Margaret G.

Brian Forrest & Associates

Brian provided tax preparation services. He was prompt, pleasant to work with and reasonably priced.

Apr 8, 2018

Javier I.

Joshua Lopes Tax Services

Joshua was friendly , courteous and very knowledgeable about tax preparation.

Feb 27, 2018

Robrrt S.

Alan M. Melamed Tax and Accounting Services

Hello, i just wanted to say we just finished working with Alan on our 2017 tax preparation.. He made our tax filing this year so simple...Alan show right up on time with everything he needed to complete our taxes this year...He was very professional and will answer any questions that you have for him..If you are looking for a trustworthy accountant with a nice personality...give Alan Melamed a try, you won't be disapointed

Feb 3, 2018

Steven T.

JSB Tax Services LLC- Certified Public Accountants

Professional, expedient tax preparation. A great experience overall, would recommend to everyone.

Feb 19, 2015

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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