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Appleton Tax Preparers

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Accounting Unlimited, LLC
from 13 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 27 hires on Thumbtack
Kathleen W.
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Susan was very thorough with my complicated tax preparation and uncovered mistakes made by my past tax preparers. She was quick....and takes pride in her work with very knowledgeable experience. I would recommend her highly.

  • 26 years in business
Donna M.
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They provided business advice as well as tax preparation. They answered questions quickly and even responded to texts.

Wilson Financial
from 4 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
David W.
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I use Wilson Financial for my tax preparation and my financial investments. Tim is very accommodating to my needs and has made sound financial recommendations that allow me to blend all of my financial investments together. He has helped with personal budgets and has helped us in our goals of retirement. I highly recommend Wilson Financial for your tax and investment needs.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
Christopher J.
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Julie is very knowledgeable and after our first appointment, we are planning on using her on a quarterly basis and for year end for our small business. Highly recommended!

  • 5 years in business
Todd M.
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Roy is extremely professional and always takes extra time to explain our returns. He has done our business and personal taxes for the past 3 years. We couldn't be happier to work with him. Plus, the added benefit of supporting a local small business fits right into our mindset.

  • 20 years in business
Helton C.
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I have a small but complicated business that operates in multiple states and also requires home office deductions and servicing contracts subject to different jurisdictions. The process of getting my taxes prepared and filed on time has always been a challenge, even for professional firms. I tried out Legacy Tax Resolution in 2014 and was amazed by their proficiency and knowledge of tax matters. I thought my experience of filing tax returns would be similar to what I had seen for years with other accounting firms. But the consultants from Legacy made the whole process seem much easier and simpler than ever before. The taxes were filed within a week and three meetings where they went over my records. I’ve been using their service every since and had no problems, delays or issues with the agency. They are simply awesome.

Loewer & Associates
from 1 review
  • 31 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Edward R.
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Marvin was extraordinarily professional while being cordial and engaging. He was able to determine further exemptions in my tax return preparation than were even evident during our meeting. Superior service and responsiveness to customer needs and concerns.

  • 12 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

APTA is a locally-owned and managed tax and accounting firm. Our emphasis is on personal service, education, and planning, working hard to provide all the tools you need to make the best financial decisions. Tax preparation is done with attention to detail, and commitment to getting you the best refund possible. We use only professional versions of tax software, and participate in training and educating ourselves to stay current with new tax law every year. We have 13 years of experience in all skill levels of tax prep with the most competitive rates in the area. We guarantee our work, and are open and available for service January through December. Business tax returns, accounting services, and retirement planning are also provided.

  • 5 years in business

Let us prepare your federal and state taxes! Our other services include the following: * Business Taxes * Bookkeeping * Payroll Services * Professional Organization


Individual tax return preparation by a licensed professional with over 30 years' experience. I am licensed to represent taxpayers before the Internal Revenue Service.

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack

Professional and personalized service for individuals and small business.


Exceptional knowledge and experience with tax and accounting with local, personal customer service


With 20 years of experience, we are committed to helping individuals and small businesses achieve financial success.

Q & A

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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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