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Phelan's Tax Service
4.9
from 48 reviews
  • 16 years in business
  • 88 hires on Thumbtack
Christina T.
Verified review

Ray's rates are incredible. And pretty crazy, really, when you think about it. However, I like his kind of crazy and hope he takes great care of his health so I can continue to have him do my taxes for years and years! :) I've always done my taxes myself, but this year had a complicated business start-up. Ray helped me unravel my confusing bookkeeping, recommend better ways of tracking income and inventory and costs, drove to my house twice (to get docs and drop them off), and got me a nice return. He responded immediately to any concerns I had. He's one of a kind and I'm thrilled that I found him!

  • 17 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
Linda W.
Verified review

Scott came to my home, collected documents and returned with a completed return within 2 business days! His fee was very reasonable and I would recommend him as well as hire him again next year!

Skyline Bookkeeping LLC
4.9
from 8 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Mary N.
Verified review

I can't say enough good things about Ashley and Skyline Bookkeeping. She got us up-to-date financially, got us organized and put systems in place that are easy to manage and continue so we don't find ourselves in the same spot down the road. She did it efficiently, professionally, at a resonable price and was easy to deal with; personable and kind.

  • 3 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Carol A.
Verified review

Jan has helped us with our taxes for several years now--even teaching our kids how to fill out and file their own 1040EZ forms. Jan is very thorough and takes the time to make sure clients understand the reasoning behind every deduction and why you may or may not make certain claims. I highly recommend Jan for your bookkeeping and tax needs. She won't let you down!

Professional Accounting LLC
5.0
from 5 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Mike A.
Verified review

Haitham from Professional accounting took over our books just recently. He had a huge a project to work with, and he went above and beyond expectations. Haitham is very personable and strives not only to make sure your books are well set, but also insures that you are on the right track to success. As a small business owner I’m so glad to have an accountant by my side that understands the everyday operation of my business and is willing to sit down with me and discuss growth and expansion. Mike - Blazin' Gyros

  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Margaret G.
Verified review

I tend to be cheap and hired a low cost bookkeeper who messed up my books during the 2 1/2 years they worked for me. Carol Baldwin was able to clean up my books and allow me to focus on my business again in a very short period of time. She has been my bookkeeper ever since and have never considered anyone else. I would definitely recommend her services for any company and only wish I had gone with her company from the beginning. She is trustworthy, quick and does not make mistakes.

  • 4 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Martha H.
Verified review

Cher came to work for us when our prior book keeper found a new full time position just before the end of the year. We still had all of the end of year reporting to get done and of course file end of year taxes, Payroll reports, etc. She started immediately and her knowledge and experience made completing all of those tasks relatively easy. She was able to learn the basics of our business quickly. Cher is more familiar with QuickBooks online than the desk top version we use. We were unwilling to change at this time so she had to come to our office. As in all other things she was very willing to accommodate us. Cher is flexible and organized but also takes ownership of getting the job done correctly and on time. I am very happy with her work and pleased to recommend her to new clients.

Intuitive Tarot
5.0
from 1 review
  • 9 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Luc G.
Verified review

I can’t believe how spot on she was. The session left me speechless.

Sharon Plankers
5.0
from 1 review
    Deborah M.
    Verified review

    Sharon Plankers I found to be top notch in her work and her ethics. She was at work everyday Very punctual from all the references I obtained. She also has been so precise in her bookkeeping that she is a able to point out places that saves one money and prevents hardship to the company

    • 9 years in business
    About

    When you decide to hire Strategic Bookkeeping to partner with you, we will invest significant time with your company to learn the nuances of your business and discover if there are ways to improve your financial and operational efficiency. You can expect the following: - Collaborative accounting - Scalable accounting solutions - Bookkeeping services - Controller services - Year-end services - Custom business tools

    About

    Highly qualified Senior Accountant / Full-Charge Bookkeeper with 12 years experience in Public Accounting and Accounting Consulting. We provide Quickbooks Full-Charge Bookkeeping Services, Quickbooks Accounting Consulting, and General Ledger Accounting Support for small to medium size businesses of all types using Quickbooks Online iCloud and Quickbooks desktop editions. We help effectively performing the bookkeeping job for long-term and short-term projects as well as helping with one-time questions, consulting on selected topics and aspects of the practical bookkeeping work, including General Accounting Concept, General Ledger, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable, Quickbooks accounting software. Accounting consulting for real business questions and the advices are based on the best accounting practices and procedures according to the generally accepted accounting principals. Friendly and supportive style of communication. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

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    Bookkeepers, Accounting, Bookkeeping Services

    About

    Every company is different, and bookkeeping is unique to each situation. There are many decisions to be made in determining what your companies' needs are. How your books are presented can help you analyze those needs.  Balance Your World Bookkeeping will help you at each step along the way.  We will recommend what we feel will be appropriate for your situation. Ultimately, a tailored bookkeeping system will be created to your needs.  It takes time and patience to properly organize bookkeeping, and we are dedicated to making bookkeeping as painless and as inexpensive as possible for you.

    About

    All Phase Bookkeeping understands the pressures that come with being a business owner. Each business is unique, which is why I provided a customized bookkeeping plan, designed to fit your specific needs at affordable prices. Obstacles will be eliminated in order for your business to succeed.

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    We are a full-service bookkeeping business that will keep your business organized and running smoothly. Our business staff has over 40 years of for-profit and non-for-profit accounting experience. Let us do your books for you!

    • 11 years in business
    About

    For larger clients with their own bookkeeper or accounting department, we can provide on-contract basis accounting, reconciliation services and business consulting services. For clients who do not have either a bookkeeper or accounting department, we can provide all aspects of accounting services, including payroll and tax services.

    About

    We focus on individuals and very small businesses. We use sliding-scale pricing.

    About

    We provide full-charge bookkeeping including payroll. My clients love the professional and personal service they receive, and the complete work that I do.

    About

    We are friendly, approachable and professional. Our company is your best source for professional bookkeeping and payroll services. With over 33 years of accounting experience, we surpass the competition, in not only price, but value as well. We're located in Tigard, Oregon but we have clients across the nation with the use of remote-access.

    About

    I am offering all accounting services. I specialize in AP, AR, bank reconciliations, financial statements, payroll and tax returns.

    About

    Hillsboro Bookkeeping offers small business bookkeeping services in Hillsboro, Beaverton, Aloha, and Forest Grove, Oregon. We specialize in QuickBooks and are a registered QuickBooks Pro adviser. Contact us today to get a free quote and learn more about what we can do for your business.

    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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