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Longview Accountants

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  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Frank J.
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April Jordan nearly tripled my refund. I was so satisfied I had her do amended returns for previous years, with similar results. Never will I do my own taxes again. I'm going to Pinnacle.

Accounting Services
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  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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I handle all aspects of the finance department (A/P, A/R, G/L, job costing, inventory, sales analysis, and G/L balancing) and any ad hoc reports that you may need or I may develop.

Phillip G. Sinclair, CPA

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  • 27 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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We have a wide experience in giving a comprehensive range of financial, accounting, tax and management advisory services to individuals, businesses, and other organizations. In serving each client, we first check the client's needs before designing the services to match that demand. We have an advanced computer system which enables us to give our clients up-to-date information, including payroll processing, tax researching, accounting, loan financing decisions, tax return processing and planning, retirement and estate planning, forecasting, budgeting and numerous other applications. We have a wealth of resources available that we refer to when necessary. We maintain the valuable personal relationship with clients which is the symbol of a local firm figure. We have principal philosophies to provide high-quality professional accounting, tax, management, and financial advisory services to clients. In the accounting profession, professionalism is defined as objectivity, independence where required, integrity, adherence to professional benchmark and applicable laws and regulations, and a clearly manifested will to improve and maintain the quality of services and to endure all pressures, competitive and otherwise, to agree on standards, principles and quality.

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I provide consulting services in accounting and general business topics in Tyler, if you need help with: * setting up business accounting records with software like QuickBooks * getting started in tax needs * getting payroll set up, and more! I hold a bachelor's degree in accounting, and an MBA. I've worked in the accounting departments of two hotels, and in two CPA firms. I've also given two successful seminars on payroll taxes to a group of entrepreneurs.

SDA Services

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    SDA Services is a chartered accountants' firm with 7 partners based in Cuttack and Calcutta, providing solutions to clients' financial reporting and statutory compliance. We offer auditing and assurance, including information system audit, tax consultancy and management advisory services, across the financial domain. SDA Services has 11+ years of demonstrated expertise in the development and implementation of financial controls and performance reporting across PSUs, banks and private sector entities. We are also empanelled with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG), Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and almost all public sector banks for concurrent, stock and revenue audit system audit. SDA Services has notable contribution to the improvement of internal control mechanisms at the CTM branch of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) and the same acknowledged by top executives of the company. Consequently we were awarded the Internal Audit for the Electric Division also commencing Oct. '08.

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    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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