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Richland Accountants

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ILUVTAX.COM
5.0
from 13 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Mark S.
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Bruce and his team are great to work with. They went above and beyond when helping me get two years worth of bad book keeping organized. They were professional, patient, and understanding while getting all the information needed to complete my tax returns and set me up for a more organized book keeping system. This was no small task and they made it seem fairly easy. I trust Bruce and his team completely and would refer anyone who needs help, with taxes or other accounting issues, to give them a call.

  • 17 years in business
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I offer full-service bookkeeping, QuickBooks payroll, and tax preparation. I received my bachelor of science degree in accounting from Central Washington University and have worked in public accounting for eight years.

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We do tax preparation for individual and small businesses. We value and respect the money you've worked hard for all year long and will work hard to ensure you receive the greatest refund possible and best tax advantages. We do bookkeeping for all your business needs. We provide ala carte or full services including state and federal, accounts payable and receivable, and bank reconciliation accounting. There is no business too big or small. We do complete payroll service, paychecks, quarterlies, tax deposits, and garnishments. We take great pride in providing just the right services to our clients at reasonable rates. We understand how frustrating federal and state requirements can be for the business owner. We know the time consumption of trying to do your own books and how easily daily, weekly or monthly input can be put on the back burner. We’re aware of the expense and turnover rate of hiring an internal bookkeeper, wage, payroll taxes, benefit package, and missed work days due to illness or family emergency. You need and want accurate, and timely accounting information. With AmeriTax’s experienced staff handling your bookkeeping needs, you can get back to the business you do best. We also offer Quickbooks training and support. We provide several training options for individuals and business owners wishing to learn this widely used industry program.

  • 39 years in business
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Flat fees (no hourly rates) and expert personal service.

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I offer basic accounting services, including cost price analysis, start-up chart of accounts, proposal/estimate preparation, bid analysis, financial analysis, patent process recommendations, and general marketing recommendations. I have successfully patented my own idea, marketed it, successfully negotiated license deal, previously owned and operated a restaurant. I have a strong background in construction, business operations, sales and marketing.

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Services offered: * income tax preparation, both federal and all states * audit representation (enrolled to practice before the IRS) * bookkeeping * QuickBooks consulting and setup * payroll processing We have 30 years of experience.

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We offer quality bookkeeping services for your growing business. Leave the details of payroll, payroll tax reporting, data entry, bank reconciliation, etc. to us. We can offer remote access to your company data and provide management reports upon request to help you focus on growing your business in a cost-effective manner. Serving the Tri-Cities and Yakima areas of Washington state for over 15 years, we provide the experience and trust that is needed when using a bookkeeping service. Our clients appreciate the flexibility we provide based on their specific business needs.

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I do taxes, bookkeeping, payroll, QuickBooks and business consulting. I tailor my work to your specific needs. Also, I perform work on-site, if client desires. I offer a new kind of accounting firm.

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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