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  • 5 years in business
  • 81 hires on Thumbtack
S. K.
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In a word, I would describe Jack as EXCEPTIONAL! I decided to use an accountant this year because my taxes were unusually complex. I relocated, began renting out my primary residence, got married, started a business, purchased an electric car, etc. I realized I needed an accountant to help me, but I didn't want to pay a small fortune to a firm. When Jack sent me his quote, I expected that the actual rate would end up being much higher once I described the complexity of my needs. Not so! Not only was Jack an amazing bargain, but he did great work, was very personable, and was always quick to respond. I rarely write reviews, so the mere fact that I'm writing this speaks volumes. I would without a blink of hesitation recommend Jack King, and will no doubt be using his services again.

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  • 19 years in business
  • 44 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Kim S.
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We come from a background of working for others, therefore opening/owning business was all new to us. We were aware that the previous owners of the business were in arrears in owing others money including their tax obligations. We were getting some help from someone with a bookkeeping background, but not entirely comfortable with them. Hiring Ken to handle the taxes and making sure the taxes are paid on time, as well as responding to our occasional questions has been quite a pleasant and stress free situation for us. We have only owned the business for a little under two years, but it has grown surprisingly well. Ken is upfront and honest and has made our transition quite easy. We would recommend him as a positive accent to any business or person in need of an excellent accountant.

Summit Business Team
4.9
from 21 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 31 hires on Thumbtack
Dr. Charles W.
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First Stop Solutions provides bookkeeping and payroll services for us. We value, among other things, clear, timely and professional communication skills. Allie has been responsive to our unique needs and demands. Responsible. Dependable. Cost for services is reasonably affordable.

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  • 23 years in business
  • 34 hires on Thumbtack
  • Top Pro on Thumbtack
Isaac B.
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Wow. So impressed with Stephen and glad I found him. I have always done my taxes myself (I consider myself pretty capable), but this year with the addition of the business I started, it finally got past what I could figure out. Stephen saved the day (and for a fraction for what other people were charging). I'd way rather pay a small amount for a tax expert in a small building who takes the time to work with you personally then a ton for a huge accounting firm that sees you as just another sale. I'll definitely be going back to him next year.

  • 11 years in business
  • 21 hires on Thumbtack
Adam L.
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Sam is awesome! He helped me catch up on 3+ years of backed taxes, and it was as painless as something like that can be. Sam is knowledgable, friendly, professional and not an accounting robot to boot! Going to have him do our taxes this year and going forward - highly recommend Sam for your accounting needs!

My Favorite Bookkeeper
5.0
from 11 reviews
  • 4 years in business
  • 23 hires on Thumbtack
Ross P.
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Adrienne is super buttoned-down, gives clear direction when asked, and is a delight to work with!

  • 14 years in business
  • 12 hires on Thumbtack
Len & Lidia B.
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We've been very pleased with Jeanine's service. She takes care of a part of my business that I needed a lot of help in. I am very glad she's our Accountant.

Padgett Business Services
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 8 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Anthony M.
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I have used Mason with Padgett Business Services since 2013 and can say my experience in one word. Awesome! Mason is very thorough and on top of everything! I would highly recommend him to anyone I know that needed accounting services.

Duncan Witt CPA Group, PLLC
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 12 years in business
  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Grace F.
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Thank you!

Fortis Accounting Solutions
4.7
from 3 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Pritam D.
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Great experience in terms of a quick review of my current financial status and how I can take steps to reduce taxes (short term and long term).

MyGreen Tax & Accounting
5.0
from 1 review
  • 23 years in business
Mike B.
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Rick and his team have been handling my business for 8 years and I could not be happier with them. I own yoga studio in Seattle and they make the accounting process stress free so that I can run my business. With their help I am now expanding my business all around the Seattle area and beyond. For all my bookkeeping, tax and management consulting expertise, I go to these guys! From a very happy customer!

  • 12 years in business
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Experience is essential and I have nearly 10 years in law.

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I offer full-service accounting including the following: * Servicing Small- to Mid-Size Companies * A/R, A/P, G/L and Payroll * Month-End, Quarterly and Year-End Processes * Financial Statements * Budget and Projections to aid in Tax Planning * Sales and Use Tax Returns (B&O Excise Tax) * 1099s and Year-End Filings * QuickBooks setup, training, seminars, quarterly reviews, cleanup and remote assistance for new and existing clients My mission is to help small businesses grow and to provide timely information that is helpful in planning for the overall future of the business as well as the owners and their families. I aim to provide quality, affordable, accurate, fast and friendly service. As a certified QuickBooks ProAdvisor with over 25 years of in-depth experience and education in accounting principles, tax work and office management, I can help get your business finances under control and keep them that way. I am well acquainted with the start-up and responsibilities of running a small company. I find the challenge of converting a box of receipts, invoices and checks into a completed financial packet enjoyable. If you already have a good start on a computerized accounting system, you are ahead of the game. Most importantly, I will work with your current CPA or tax preparer to ensure that your year-end tax filing goes as smoothly as possible. One of my strengths is implementing efficient and up-to-date procedures and workflows within the accounting realm for my clients. I have extensive experience in running a "paperless" office, utilizing digital document management software that is protected in the cloud. If this is something you are interested in, I can help you achieve this goal. On your first appointment, I will provide, at no cost, a one-hour evaluation to determine the best course of action to get you on your way. I look forward to discussing your accounting needs and solution options with you.

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I have been a pro in this industry with over 15 years of experience in accounting, tax, and business start up. I am here to walk you through each step as I meet your needs.

  • 13 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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Headed by Cynthia Collins-Hancock, EA, Precisely Right Accounting is your source for a responsible full-service accounting firm in Lacey, Washington. We are your one-stop shop! We know that managing your own bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation can be frustrating. Our service is designed to ensure your company maintains timely, accurate financial records and reports. We understand that all companies are different in their accounting needs and have different reporting and transactional requirements which is why our flexible approach allows us to tailor our services to suit the needs of your company. We value dedication, innovation, and distinction in all that we do, and our professionals are committed to understanding your needs and turning your challenges into opportunities. After all, you went into business to do what you love, not to spend extra billable hours catching up on your books. Let us streamline your bookkeeping so you have more time to work on your business and not in it.

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I can streamline your accounting processes. I can provide month-end or year-end financial results, prepare audit and tax preparation work papers, payroll, payroll taxes, state taxes and more. For anything that is accounting related, I can do it.

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I am working to help businesses take care accounting (A/R, A/P, budgeting, and financial report), bookkeeping (A/R, A/P, invoicing, and account setup), data analysis (summarize data, report, and compile), tax preparation, and project management. My office is in Lynnwood, WA. I work flexible time and willing to travel 25 miles from my office. For some clients who has farther destination, we can arrange in advance.

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I offer a full service accounting and tax preparation services. I am a certified public accountant with over 20 years of experience.

  • 7 years in business
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Whether you need assistance managing your business finances or building a personal portfolio, Jones & Sas CPAs is a comprehensive accounting solution. Our firm is a full-service CPA firm serving family-owned businesses and individuals. We are headquartered in Redmond, WA, and maintain a processing office in Sumner, WA. We provide audit and compliance services to credit unions and banks throughout Washington and the surrounding states. We also serve individuals, emerging businesses, high-tech start-ups, and many others with all their tax, accounting, and audit needs. We are dedicated to providing our clients with professional and personalized service. As a locally owned CPA firm, we pay close attention to the needs of our clients, and we are well-prepared to complete your tax, accounting or audit related projects in a timely and efficient manner.

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I love helping small businesses take control of their finances and relieving them of accounting duties so they can work to grow their business.

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Let me help you with your company's accounting and bookkeeping needs. I have enjoyed the accounting field for over 30 years, working with small- to mid-sized companies, doing everything from processing payroll to invoicing clients, generating vendor payments, calculating state and local tax quarterlies, and creating financial statements for your CPA. I can also help with cash flows, collections and end-of-year reconciliations. At this time I do not do personal or corporate tax returns. I would love to take those other bookkeeping chores off your hands so you can focus on sales!

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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