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Lancaster Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Lancaster.

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Plano Tax Prep
5.0
from 69 reviews
  • 29 years in business
  • 145 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Cindy P.
Verified review

Was able to have returns prepare in a timely manner and all online which saves time sitting with preparer. Will use again and going to use them for my personal business going forward

  • 11 years in business
  • 125 hires on Thumbtack
Brandon M.
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Ms. Parikh was awesome. She was very thorough and prompt. I have found a permanent accountant for my business.

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  • 4 years in business
  • 123 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Jesse G.
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Very knowledgeable! Answered all questions and finished in less than an hour! If you are looking to hire an honest and law abiding accountant, he is for you!

My Tax Dog
4.6
from 50 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
Tesia R.
Verified review

To start, I graduated college not too long ago and received a 1099 this year from the state of Texas for my forgiven school loans. I worked hard to finish school in time and meeting the requirements to have my loans forgiven. What I did not realize was that I would be receiving a 1099 for the amount I got forgiven as taxable income. Probably silly on my part in hindsight, but being relatively young and taxes not playing a huge part in my life as I had never had to file alone etc. I was naive. I was in complete shock. I'm clearly not an accountant and I was in dire need of help because I was looking at owing in a huge amount. I mean HUGE amount. It was going to deplete me of my savings and set me further back than I wanted to be being fresh out of school. I went to James explaining my situation with all the details possible looking for answers or a solution. He gave me both. Through phone calls and emails, I was able to do my taxes at convenient times for me because James was flexible with working with my hours, which was great. I had a huge pit in my stomach over my taxes and my situation. He spent time researching the matter of the loan forgiveness and my current situation. Like I said previously, I am no accountant. I was blind to see where certain numbers fall and what my self employment did for my taxes. James called me one morning explaining to me my tax filings and where I eventually stood. I went from having to pay in thousands to a way smaller amount. I was amazed and in a good shock at this point. I will not be going to anyone else for my taxes. James worked through my unique situation and walked me through financial lessons to help me understand and learn. James spends a great amount of attention to the fine details to make sure you are getting the best filing to your situation possible. I would not go to another accountant because I am very happy with the great service James gives to his clients and the knowledge he possesses. He's not your average accountant and he really cares more about his clients than just the number of clients he has. I highly recommend James Peterson, especially if you are in a financial situation that you do not know how to navigate. He will guide you through it with the best outcome possible.

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  • 18 years in business
  • 87 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Abi S.
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It was a pleasure to work with Daphene on my taxes this year. Not only were we able to complete my taxes the same day that I got in contact with her, she also taught me a lot about accounting and taxes in general. As a novice when it comes to preparing tax, Daphene walked me through each part of the tax return, taking her time to explain what each part meant, and answering every single question that I had for her. Even after the preparation concluded, Daphene still reached out to me to let me know that she would be of service if I ever had questions, and continuously updated me with the status of my return. She's definitely a pro who I intend on going back to next year. I HIGHLY recommend her!

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EasyBooks, PLLC
4.9
from 19 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 26 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Aqeel S.
Verified review

As a small business owner I have very little free time to keep up with all of the accounting and bookkeeping aspects of my business. All of my time is focused on sales and continuing to grow my business each and every day. EasyBooks, PLLC is the perfect business partner for me. They handle all my bookkeeping, reconciling, taxes, and so much more. They offer a complete business solution that has allowed me to focus 100% on growing my business. Contact them today and you'll see why it will be the best decision you've ever made!

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Tim Thompson CPA PLLC
5.0
from 12 reviews
  • 13 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Katie H.
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Tim was professional, knowledgeable and easy to work with. I was looking for an accountant to help with our new and growing business and feel very fortunate to have found Tim. Would highly recommend.

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The Quickbooks Chick
4.9
from 12 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 17 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Robert D.
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Thank you for your notary work. We appreciate your service very much.

Wayne C Lundquist CPA
4.8
from 12 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 28 hires on Thumbtack
Greg W.
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Wayne was flexible in his approach to dealing with accounting for a closed business. There were some accounting inconsistencies he pointed out and was able to help straighten. On time and within the understood budget guidelines. Fine work.

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KM Accountants LLC
5.0
from 9 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Scott E.
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Quick turnaround. Very professional, and will be my accountant for all of my future needs.

  • 14 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Gwen W.
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Thank you very much Kauanna for the extra help you gave me over the years of business. I know how busy you are, so I really appreciated the time you spent with me. This paperwork was the only thing standing between me frome 5013 (c), and, as you know, I had a very hard time understanding and remembering the concepts. Thanks to you Little Hands Big Heart Elite Inc. Is now certified as a non-profit organization. Kauanna the kind of CPA professional that makes this accounting services a great place to trust your next business decision. Sincerely, Gwendolyn Willie

  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Juanita P.
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Scott presented himself very professionally. My husband and I was very impressed and over a period of three to four meetings we decided to hire him as our cpa full time for our business. I would recommend him to anyone wanting to move their financial goals to the next level!

Landing Zone Consultants
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 6 years in business
Randy E.
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We are extremely pleased with the quality of work provided by Landing Zone. Shane has helped in more ways than we count and our business operates better than ever with his guidance! We definitely highly recommend him for any accounting needs.

Zenbooks
5.0
from 3 reviews
    David T.
    Verified review

    Denise has been part of TTA since 2006 and handles all of our accounting, from A/P, A/R and Payroll to higher functions such as Bank Reconciliations, Cash Flow, Tax Planning and Financial reporting to the Partners. She does the majority of this remote along with just a few hours each week needed in the office. Denise is one of the most efficient and effective employees at TTA. If you are in need of a great Freelance Accountant I would highly recommend Denise. David Tucker President – Test Technology Associates

    Cauble Consulting, LLC
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    • 6 hires on Thumbtack
    Wayne W.
    Verified review

    Sara has a very confident and easy way about her. She set about immediately solving my accounting and bookkeeping issues. Just a great experience.

    Permian Consulting
    5.0
    from 3 reviews
    • 7 years in business
    Denise L.
    Verified review

    Chris provided our company with Financial Consulting, Tax Preparation and general Business Consulting. He is efficient, meets deadlines and very knowledgeable!

    Pristine Clean Bookkeeping
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Allanah M.
    Verified review

    Everything went well. I will use this company in the future. Very professional

    • 6 years in business
    Bob J.
    Verified review

    After a terrible experience with a big accounting firm I was looking for something different. I made the switch with Tiffany and I couldn't be happier. For about the same cost, I get competent, responsive, timely tax and accounting services for my small non-profit association. And I absolutely love our accountant, she is very efficient, diligent and sharp. Almost all of the work is done by Internet/email/phone, so the distance is no matter. Very pleased.

    Omotayo CPA LLC
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 8 years in business
    Mariam O.
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    I refer this firm to all my friends and family. After years searching for a reputable and knowledgeable tax and accounting firm, I have found it here. I had some tax amendment issues from doing my taxes myself but Omotayo financial Services stepped in and helped me greatly. They definitely go above and beyond and are trustworthy and thorough. I Highly recommended..

    Donovan Advisors
    5.0
    from 2 reviews
    • 3 years in business
    EDWARD K.
    Verified review

    After working with Donovan Advisors I realized that my accounting solutions didn’t have to be generic and limited as was the case before. Here Arthur and his team took the time to understand my company’s bottom line and provide us with the kind of insight that saved us far more than we paid him. As the CEO of a consulting agency, Zealot Consulting, I pride myself on being well connected and knowledgeable across the board and now I know exactly who to go to for all my clients needs! Highly recommended.

    • 10 years in business
    • 5 hires on Thumbtack
    Blair L.
    Verified review

    I asked Sherrie to play catch up on 1.5 years of stacked receipts and non-entered bank statement statements. Sherrie caught me up quick, got my books in order and worked with my accounting firm to get my taxes filed. She has been excellent in her communication as well.

    Q & A

    Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

    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.

    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 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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