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4. David Rumsey CPA
5.0 from 4 reviews
5.0 (4)
5.0 (4)
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  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Everett, WA
Rumsey on a Friday for assistance with an amendment to my tax return. We met the following Tuesday for about a half hour where I discussed the reason for the amendment and the possible strategies. Mr. Rumsey was confident and knowledgeable, and felt he could have things prepared within a weeks time. The following Tuesday we met again and Mr. Rumsey went over the prepared documents which resulted in a $4 reimbursement from the IRS. The issue was a misreported income amount from a brokerage firm identified via a letter from the IRS, and of which there were some 80+ pages of documents and electronic data to review. The result was an additional amount of income not reported, but fortunately Mr. Rumsey identified a deduction on my schedule A I missed for local sales tax based on my income, and resulted in an offset to the additional income! During the time Mr. Rumsey was working on my return, I researched his license and background, and verified his CPA credential and his prior businesses. Something I should have done prior to hiring him, but the results were positive and confirmed! The fee was surprisingly reasonable for a CPA and I was more than happy to pay him for his time and effort! I look forward to engaging Mr. Rumsey for my future financial and tax needs, and encourage anyone interested to give him a call. You won't be disappointed!

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$175

starting cost

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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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