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Portsmouth Accountants

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Kenneth P. Mulkey, CPA
4.6
from 25 reviews
  • 25 years in business
  • 47 hires on Thumbtack
Wilford W.
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Great service. Very thorough. Contacted me several times to ensure he had all the necessary documentation and information to prepare my returns properly. He will likely be my tax preparer from here on out. Very pleased.

Nations Tax Expert
4.9
from 13 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Ellie D.
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My association with Ray does not include tax preparation but I have known him for 18 years and I will indeed testify to his intelligence, honesty and professionalism in all his business and personal dealings. He is an accountant who will do the very best he can for all his clients.

On Call Accountants
5.0
from 10 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
Tommy T.
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We have working On Call Accountants for a while now. They have been great to work with. Always answer our calls, if not they will return your call promptly. Maria is a god send to me. She answers all my questions and keeps me on target. If your looking for an accountant then look no further. Maria and her staff, they don't come any better.

  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Marisha W.
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Duane and Beatrice set up my LLC and provided great support in making me feel comfortable with the process. I cannot wait to continue with my business and accounting services with them as they truly make you feel like family and are dedicated to helping small business owners like myself succeed. I would highly recommend them!

Shelton Accounting
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 9 hires on Thumbtack
Kimberly E.
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I would highly recommend Shelton Accounting. Mr. Shelton is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I felt I was in good hands as he worked to resolve a very difficult tax situation for my family, at a most reasonable cost. We will continue to do business with him in the future. A+++++++

  • 37 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
John W.
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Michelle has been a pleasure to work with. We are very happy with the new relationship and partner we have found in her and look forward to working with her more. If you want a friendly, encouraging, and experienced tax professional look no further than Michelle Mitchell!

  • 9 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Michael H.
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This is my first time using a professional tax preparer. It wasn’t a disappointment. He quick in response and very knowledgeable. I differently will use him for the years to come.

  • 7 years in business
  • 7 hires on Thumbtack
Hip L.
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Joe is excellent to work with... he is knowledgeable, professional, and effective in explaing the process. I would highly recommend Joeseph Baptiste!👍

Nathaniel R.
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Very professional, punctual, and knew her stuff. An overall wonderful experience working with her. I would definitely work with her again in the future.

Raymond D. Nations, EA
3.8
from 4 reviews
  • 10 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Nancy H.
Verified review

I have known Ray Nations since 2004 when he was a long haul driver for Mayflower. He is a man of honor, decency, morals and hard working, straight shooting. I would trust Ray to hold my disclosures in confidence to the best of his ability. I couldn't ask for a better friend, mentor, leader. You can't go wrong working with him. He will definitely do right by you.

Hampton Roads Accounting
5.0
from 2 reviews
  • 3 years in business
Janelle F.
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I never thought my taxes could be so painless! He is organized and makes sure to remind clients of any missing documents without being too pushy. I was on the verge on not being able to prove my correct filing and he expertly navigated the process!

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Our qualified accountants are skilled in both business and personal tax preparations. We offer more than crunched numbers. We specialize in developing a detailed knowledge of you, your personal and/or business needs, in order that we may obtain the most substantial tax refund on your behalf. We are the best certified accountants in Chesapeake, Virginia!

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Our services include: * Tax Preparation * Accounting * Payroll * Notary * Business Development IncomeTaxPlus offers a variety of services to individuals and small businesses. Tax services are provided by an IRS registered independent agent. We create wealth through knowledge.

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Cornwell CPA, PLC is a professional tax, accounting and business consulting firm based in Newport News, VA. We offer a broad range of services to individuals and small- to medium-sized businesses. Our services include the following: * tax preparation and planning * small business accounting * part-time controller and CFO services * business start-up planning * strategic business planning * succession planning

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Personalized service I will come in to your office and do any accounting you need done

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We set up new companies and do all accounting-related aspects of the business. We can come to you or work remotely. We are well staffed and are able to handle demanding and timing issues. You can also come to us, and we will assist you accordingly.

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We offer the following services: * quick books setup and instruction * bookkeeping * bank account reconciliations * payroll and payroll reporting * state tax reporting and licensing * accounts payable * customer invoicing and collections * insurance audits We are the support that helps you balance your business and accounting needs.

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Since my tenure as a tutor I have developed a vast amount of knowledge on how to assess each particular tutee. This also allows for me to show my personality with the client allowing them to feel more wanting to learn and making it more comfortable for both sides of the equation. When this transpires the client is more viable to have fun while learning which will in return allow for them to comprehend and remember at a much larger scale.

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Choosing the best accountant for your business can mean the difference between failure, mediocre performance, and success. Since the numbers "behind" your business are a vital instrument in setting the correct path for your future, understanding those numbers can make or break your business. Many who do not have a solid background in accounting see all accountants as being one and the same; however, that is not the case. A highly qualified accountant is armed with the experience and knowledge to make a critical difference in various aspects of your business, including business consulting, tax planning, personal finance advice, and networking. You want an accountant who provides more than just crunched numbers. He or she will develop a comprehensive knowledge of you, your company, and your numbers. Always keep in mind that once you have selected an accountant, it can be costly and time consuming to make a change. Today's business and personal accountants provide more than crunched numbers. Contact Accountants in Ghent, Norfolk today, and we will be happy to give you with a complimentary assessment of your planning and accounting needs. We are experienced accountants serving the Ghent, Norfolk Virginia. Find certified accountants in Ghent Norfolk, VA.

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I do a complete job from start to finish. I research the subject matter and represent the consumer to the best of my ability. I do not get caught up in the price as much as doing the proper job. I spend as much time as needed with the client to ensure the job and the client is well represented

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I am a recent accounting graduate. I come to serve. I come to learn, earn and make a living in my line of work.

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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