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Timothy M Mason CPA
5.0
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    Gary O.
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    I have used Tim Mason and his firm for many years and find him to be a true professional. He always makes himself available for any questions or concerns I might have. His staff is also very friendly, highly trained and caring. I would recommed Tim Mason and his firm to anyone needing professional accounting.

    • 20 years in business
    Danny E.
    Verified review

    I switched to this tax firm from my previous accountant two years ago. After filing taxes through them last month, I can honestly say that it was one of the best decisions I have made for my business. Legacy Tax & Resolution Services is very quick and reliable in case of emergency tax filing. In the last three months, I had delayed filing the returns for my business due to one reason or another. I only got the time to catch up with the taxes last month and panicked when I realized we may not have enough time to submit everything in time. The consultants at Legacy assured me that they would get everything prepared in time. They worked with my books for the next three days and were able to file the returns by the weekend. I am quite impressed with their top class service.

    Base Line Accounting, LLC
    5.0
    from 1 review
    • 2 hires on Thumbtack
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    Base Line Accounting has 50 years of combined experience in entrepreneurial accounting. We offer full-charge back end accounting services as well as full payroll services and individual and business tax return preparation.

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    I am honest with the client from the beginning and I work with them to find solutions.

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    Personalized bookkeeping and accounting services for individuals and small to mid-size companies.

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    I have a master's degree in accounting. I have more than twenty years of hands-on experience as an accountant in several different business sectors, including construction, not-for-profit, and retail, in addition to several years as accounting manager in a 2-year college.

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    We are your hometown tax specialists. We offer tax preparation for individuals and businesses and small business services including payroll, taxes, bookkeeping and consultation. We provide all your personal tax and business needs at an affordable price. We do personal taxes and assistance with IRS problems and past year taxes, including amendments tax services, bookkeeping, accounting payroll, small business accounting, and business accounting.

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    We provide affordable, timely and accurate accounting services for personal and small businesses. We have over 30 years of experience and pride ourselves in helping you keep more money in your pocket.

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    I provide accounting services, tax returns, financial and executive-level consulting services, including financial review and analysis, business planning and development, cost and profitability modeling, market research, customer interface, and executive management consultations.

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    We provide bookkeeping and accounting solutions to small businesses and individuals in the NW GA area.

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    Get help when you need it! We are always available! We offer personal and business tax, accounting, bookkeeping, and payroll services. Accounting: Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports for businesses sent to the customer and federal and state governments. Bookkeeping: Receive and process company income and expense items and create business reports for the customer and governments. Payroll: Process payrolls for customers weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, and monthly, file all government reports, and create annual W-2s and other annual reports. We have 40 years of experience in taxes, accounting, and payroll.

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    We provide online virtual bookkeeping services to business owners that need a bookkeeper and are looking to hire a bookkeeper. We offer a free one month trial of our bookkeeping services.

    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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    We provide accounting services for individuals and businesses. We do the following: * Bookkeeping * Accounting * Financial Statements * Budgeting

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    We provide individual and business income tax preparation, payroll, sales tax, accounting/bookkeeping services. Our specialty is tax service for transportation workers. Our customers along with honesty, integrity and personal service are the keys to our success. We welcome the opportunity to apply our experience to your specific situation. Finally, we offer 20% tax preparation discount for all first-year customers and 50% tax preparation discount (for a lifetime of your relationship with us) to all military personnel, whether active-duty, retired veteran or the surviving spouse of any of these. .

    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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