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Madison Accountants

Browse these accountants with great ratings from Thumbtack customers in Madison.

Accounting Answers, Inc
from 9 reviews
  • 19 years in business
  • 15 hires on Thumbtack
Elaina M.
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A great professional who is proactive and detail oriented. They did a great job of educating and equipping me in the process. I am excited to continue to work with this tax professional!

Tax Bracket, Inc.
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
Susan W.
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Great experience, very professional, would highly recommend going to Tax Bracket for your tax needs. Jared got me in in a short time frame and completed my taxes within 2 days so very quick turn around.

Badger Office
from 5 reviews
  • 5 years in business
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Diana H.
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Dwight was able to quickly grasp our somewhat unique business structure and show us how to set up our accounts in QB Online properly. He is great at explaining QB and how to use it, and offered advice on business structure and some tax stuff. He tutored me on how to do some new things in QB as well. We will definitely be working with him again in the future when we have questions or just for a "tune up". He has been responsive and easy to reach. I highly recommend hiring Dwight to help with your accounting and QB needs.

Villard & Associates
from 3 reviews
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
Robert G.
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Kathy a is very professional and I was totally satisfied with her accounting knowledge and services.

Simple Accounting WI
from 2 reviews
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack
Jose T.
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Since I started making bussiness with simple accounting all my accounts in order. In the past I always have problems with the tax return, but now my problems are solve with simple accounting. Also simple accounting has de advantage that dominates spanish and english.

  • 20 years in business
Lloyd A.
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I started using their service last year after finding their website online. I was running late on filing the tax return for my business. Not only did they help me file the tax return on time, they even helped me get a tax refund which I didn’t even know was in the cards. They are a good, professional firm and quite knowledgeable in the tax area. What I really appreciated was the level of courtesy and attention I got from them. I run a small business and I didn’t think they’d give me the same level of service they gave to their bigger clients. But they really impressed me with their high standard of service. I used them again this year to go over my accounts and filed the taxes through them. I would rate this firm as A plus.

  • 3 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Clayton F.
Verified review

Super helpful.

  • 1 year in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

Helping individuals and companies manage finances.


My services are very personalized. I go out of my way to provide excellent service.

  • 8 years in business
  • 1 hire on Thumbtack

We do not charge our customers by the form or by the hour. We have 25 years of tax experience and accounting experience. We are QuickBooks certified in Online and Desktop versions. We offer excellent service at affordable rates.


Accounting Answers, certified public accountants, provides accounting services, sound financial planning, and tax preparation services to the Madison metropolitan area.


We do the following: * Prepares asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information * Documents financial transactions by entering account information * Recommends financial actions by analyzing accounting options * Summarizes current financial status by collecting information; preparing balance sheet, profit and loss statement, and other reports * Substantiates financial transactions by auditing documents * Maintains accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures * Guides accounting clerical staff by coordinating activities and answering questions * Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information * Secures financial information by completing database backups * Maintains financial security by following internal controls * Prepares payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements * Answers accounting procedure questions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and regulations * Complies with federal, state, and local financial legal requirements by studying existing and new legislation, enforcing adherence to requirements, and advising management on needed actions * Prepares special financial reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing account information and trends * Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping financial information confidential * Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies * Accomplishes the result by performing the duty * Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed


I provide accounting services, consulting, taxes, payroll, PC sales, and software support all to a variety of businesses. Thank you for your interest. Contact me now to know more about my services.


Mission statement; To serve, inform, and educate all clients with the highest quality of information, simplifying complex and ever-changing tax laws. Together providing pro active tax and business planning achieving prosperity in our client's personal and professional lives.


McCorkle Accounting Services provides tax preparation services for individuals and businesses along with monthly general accounting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll services.


I am a CPA for accounting and tax firms. I service individuals, farms, small businesses, and real estate/rentals. I use QuickBooks, Xero, Square, and POS.

  • 15 years in business

I bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and integrity. I treat clients as I would want to be treated. I try to find the best solutions for my clients within the limits of the law at a price they can afford.


I get great satisfaction out of helping others with their accounting needs.


I help with performance improvement, accounting made easy, people productivity, performance standards, and pay-per-performance and incentive systems.


I will make customers feel pleased at dependable and sufficient work done to benefit them for their best situation.


Simply put I put all my effort to make sure whatever service I am providing is the best experience possible.

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.

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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