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I happen to have a BBA in accounting, but never practiced tax work. I discovered about ten years ago - through (surprise) Angie's List. He has handled both my personal and business returns on 4 separate businesses. I do NOT go to him because he is reasonably priced (although he is!), and I do not go to him because he is ...More a pleasant person (Actually that is a lie - he is a great person!). I go to him because he knows his stuff, and can think out of the box. By knowing his "stuff" - this is an important aspect any CPA doing tax work must know. Tax codes change yearly, and a CPA needs to be abreast of these changes (getting the picture why I don't do my own returns, even with a degree in accounting??). He is certainly on top of his game - going to seminars, being constantly updated, etc. Does he know everything? Absolutely not. What he does not know, he will tell you, and then he researches it, and gets back to you. A tax accountant's role, and what differentiates a good one from a fair one, is to research every LEGAL advantage you are entitled to under the tax law, figure out if those advantages can help your situation, and apply them if it fits. He is extremely proficient at doing this. So even though I do not "practice" accounting, I think you could call him anaccountant's accountant. Obviously I highly recommend him.


- STEVEN W.
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They were always late in providing monthly P&L. Very unresponsive. I had an urgent need for my P&L and I was basically told that other clients were more important and then they took a long time to send me the docs that I needed.
When I left their service, they sent me a Quickbooks file that was unusable. I spent hours on the phone with ...More Quickbooks trying to get it resolved. Quickbooks tried many different times using different methods to help me without success. During this whole process my refused to help me.
Quickbooks found a solution that required and company to take 5 minutes to work with Quickbooks and the issue would be resolved. MyTaxesMade refused to help me.
Please avoid this company at all cost.
- Gary R.
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After working with this firm for many years our accountant retired and we were moved to another partner. In 2014 we were moved again to an accountant who failed to communicate with us in even the most basic manner resulting in a late night phone call on April 14 in a mad scramble to file an extension after being completely blind-sided by an enormous ...More tax bill. With proper communication we would have been able to prepare in time. Even with the extension there were mistakes made that resulted in further penalties. Overall, a nightmare.
- Rochelle U.
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My wife and I had filed an extension this year to get all of our tax information in order. Our situation was a little more confusing than most with multiple W-2's, 1099's, and other expenses and incomes from various activities. We were dreading the process of filing taxes this year. In the past, we had done it ourselves, but we knew that this ...More year it was not possible because of the complexity of the situation.

We found on Angies List roughly three weeks before the tax filing deadline. We probably put it off longer than we should have because we were not looking forward to the situation. I called and was pleased with my initial phone conversation. was very helpful and made me feel at ease with the situation. The process of providing all of our tax information was very . The communication during the process was also very easy. We worked with Terika and she was great! I couldn't have imagined everything going so smoothly. They completed our taxes in a very timely manner and had us ready to file well ahead of the deadline. We will definitely be using again and for years to come. It's a great feeling to have such a peace of mind and know that you're in good hands. I strongly recommend !
- Eric S.
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The consultation went excellent. Mr. is extremely knowledgeable and helpful regarding my tax situation. I couldn't recommend him highly enough. I will recommend his services to everyone I know. He seems to genuinely care about helping others. A very rare quality these days.
- Edward E.
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We were faced with a huge tax bill due to our negligence by relying on TurboTax and omitting an item. Due to this we were very concerned and turned to Angie's List to find some help. Due to our busy schedules seeking as much help online was a plus and they did not disappoint. I sent a request and received word back over the same weekend. They ...More have gone to bat on our behalf, lowered or penalty with the IRS and set up automated payments to make us whole again. We couldn't have done it without 's help and patience. Needless to say, we will continue to use them yearly to file our taxes and not worry about the stress or additional errors. Thank you!
- Paul B.
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Office was welcoming and easy to get to with easily accessible parking.
was ready for me at the appointed time. She was welcoming and really listened to what my concerns were. She reviewed my documents and after additional questions and discussion, provided recommendations. She was very honest and fair and did not ...More recommend any unnecessary services. I would highly recommend her for any personal accounting needs.
- Denise K.
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First of all, was able to meet with us on very short notice. He was on time and extremely professional. This was the most painless tax experience of my entire 44 year life. is a super nice human being that was a pleasure to spend a few hours of my time with. My wife and I will 100% use him again for ...More all of our future filing needs. It was so nice meeting with a Tax professional in the comfort of our own home. 5 out of 5 only because 6 is not an option : )
- Sue C.

Accountants in Des Moines, IA

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A RON LINFORD-TAX AID

3846 CAMBRIDGE ST
Des Moines

AAA INCOME TAX

3213 45TH ST
Des Moines

Accounting Associates West

4725 Merle Hay Rd Suite 203 203
Des Moines

ACCOUNTING MANAGEMENT SVC INC

PO Box 65158
West Des Moines

ACCOUNTING SOURCE

821 S 35TH ST
West Des Moines

ACEC-IOWA

1000 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

ALBERTA KIBBIE ACCTG TAXES

3701 DOUGLAS AVE
Des Moines

ALTOONA TAX SERVICE

317 8TH ST SW
Altoona

AMCI

818 DES MOINES ST
Des Moines

ANN M HARTZ

1208 E Lacona Ave
Des Moines

Ann M Hartz, CPT Tax Services

3408 Woodland Ave., Suite 305A
West Des Moines

ARMY POST ACCOUNTING

1600 Army Post Rd
Des Moines

AUDITOR OFFICE

1007 GRAND AVE
West Des Moines

AUDITS DIV

321 E 12TH ST
Des Moines

BACK OFFICE

3636 Westown Pkwy Ste 220
West Des Moines

BAKER FINANCIAL SERVICES PLC

5015 GRAND RIDGE DR
West Des Moines

Barzen, David G.

2716 Grand Ave
Des Moines

Bismark Tax Inc

7083 Hollywood Blvd

BRUCE F EDWARDS CPA PC

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

Butterfield Management Consulting

6994 Ashworth Rd
West Des Moines

CAPITAL MANAGEMENT ASSOC INC

2600 Grand Ave Ste 410
Des Moines

CARROLL M JONES CO

1215 11th St Apt 303
West Des Moines

CENTURY ACCOUNTING PLC

4313 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

Charter Accounting, PLC

4515 Fleur Dr., Suite 301
Des Moines

COLSTON SMALL BUSINESS & TAX

6575 UNIVERSITY AVE
Des Moines

COMMUNITY CPA & ASSOC

1557 2ND AVE
Des Moines

CONTEXT NETWORK

4401 Westown Pkwy Ste 214
West Des Moines

CORPORATE CONTRACTS

1200 Valley West Dr Ste 500
West Des Moines

CROYLE & ASSOC INC

535 E ARMY POST RD
Des Moines

CYRIL ANN MANDELBAUM CPA

4500 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

DAVID HANSON ENROLLED AGENT

5807 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

DAVID L MC SORLEY CPA

1001 OFFICE PARK RD
West Des Moines

DAVID L WILLMAN

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

Denman and Company

1601 22nd Street, #400
West Des Moines

DENNIS MC DONALD

3941 Aurora Ave
Des Moines

DENNIS PERDOCK

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

DES MOINES TREASURER

400 ROBERT D RAY DR
Des Moines

DESIGNED TO WIN INC

500 31ST ST
Des Moines

DIANA ANDERSON

2700 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

Drake Bookkeeping & Tax

PO Box 93431
Des Moines

E & F CONSULTING

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

E MYTH IOWA

521 E LOCUST ST
Des Moines

EMPLOYEE GROUP SVC

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

ENERGY GROUP INC

2704 EASTON BLVD
Des Moines

ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT GROUP

100 MARKET ST
Des Moines

ERICKSON FINANCIAL SYSTEMS

3108 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines

Financial Care Professionals - Darr & Olson

4920 Pleasant St
West Des Moines

FLAGG & CO

3737 Woodland Ave Ste 410
West Des Moines

FLASH LOGISTICS

3915 DELAWARE AVE
Des Moines

FLETCHER & ASSOC

4806 ASPEN DR
West Des Moines

Frank S Moceri, EA, LLC

5100 Hollow Wood Ct Apt A

Franklin First Financial

538 Broadhollow Rd.

Fundamentax Financial Services

4214 Fleur Dr
Des Moines

GARY LAWSON & ASSOC

1235 11TH ST
West Des Moines

GENESIS 10

3706 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

GERSHOWITZ GRANT & EVALUATION

614 46TH ST
Des Moines

GORDON A MC COLLUM CPA

4904 POMMEL PL
West Des Moines

GRINNELL GROUP

225 42ND ST
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

6750 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

1089 JORDAN CREEK PKWY
West Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

3900 NE 14TH ST
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

1111 E ARMY POST RD
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

200 ARMY POST RD
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

2450 E EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

3442 E 33RD ST
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

5703 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

1551 VALLEY WEST DR
West Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

3800 MERLE HAY RD
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

2324 UNIVERSITY AVE
Des Moines

H & R BLOCK TAX SVC

7132 UNIVERSITY AVE
Des Moines

H R LINK

821 17TH ST
West Des Moines

HAINES, KADUCE, SCHMID, MACKLIN, P.C.

1501 42ND ST
West Des Moines

HAMILTON JUFFER & ASSOC LLP

666 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

HAMILTONJUFFER&ASSOCIATESLLP

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

HAROLD W ANDERSON

6300 SW 10TH ST
Des Moines

HEAVY HIGHWAY FRINGE BENEFITS

2415 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

IMMIGRATION & CUSTOMS ENFORCE

210 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

INCOME TAX CENTER-CHRIS HEGLIN

1964 INDIANOLA AVE
Des Moines

Internal Tax Resolution of Iowa

699 Walnut St, Suite # 400 4th FL
Des Moines

IOWA AREA DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP

2700 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

1301 E EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

2714 DOUGLAS AVE
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

3001 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines

JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVC

5101 SE 14TH ST
Des Moines

JACOBSON COMPANIES INC

3811 DIXON ST
Des Moines

JAMES NEAL ACCOUNTANT

701 E COURT AVE
Des Moines

JANE GAFFNEY

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

JENSEN CONSULTING

309 COURT AVE
Des Moines

JOHN FIRMAN & ASSOC

505 5TH AVE
Des Moines

KAREN BELLIS ASSOC

1439 E 33RD ST
Des Moines

Keeton & Sons IRS Tax Advisor Network

411 Laurel Street
Des Moines

KEITH A ARMSTRONG CPA

4800 Mills Civic Pkwy Apt 220
West Des Moines

KENT ACCOUNTING & TAX

2919 HUBBELL AVE
Des Moines

LARSON ENTERPRISES/MC CLEARY

909 50TH ST
West Des Moines

LOTTERY AUTHORITY

2323 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

MANAGEMENT DEPT APPEAL BOARD

CAPITOL BLDG 12
Des Moines

MARCIA H BROWN CPA

707 36TH ST
West Des Moines

MARTENS & CO CPA PC

4949 PLEASANT ST
West Des Moines

MATT JUFFER

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

MC GOWEN HURST CLARK & SMITH

1601 WESTLAKES PKWY
West Des Moines

MCRE.US APPRAISAL & ADVISORY SERVICES, LLC

5024 Willow Drive
Des Moines

MEDICAL BILLING INC

1200 35TH ST
West Des Moines

MEDICAL HISTORY MANAGEMENT LTD

4111 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

MENDELSOHN BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

1600 Army Post Rd
Des Moines

Mercy North Pediatric

800 E 1st St
Ankeny

Meriwether Wilson & Company PLLC

4500 Westown Pkwy
West Des Moines

MICHAEL J SULLIVAN CPA

3623 1/2 DOUGLAS AVE
Des Moines

MIDWEST PROJECT PARTNERS INC

1603 22nd St Ste 104
West Des Moines

MOTE CPA PC

2011 BEAVER AVE
Des Moines

MR TAX OF AMERICA INC

1100 GRAND AVE
West Des Moines

Musser Accounting Firm

1000 73rd St
Windsor Heights

MUSSER ACCOUNTING FIRM PC

6336 HICKMAN RD
Urbandale

MYRON M BEAR & ASSOC

930 42ND ST
West Des Moines

NANCY MOSSMAN

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

OUTCOMES PHARMACEUTICAL HEALTH

601 E LOCUST ST
Des Moines

P I MIDWEST

5106 WELKER AVE
Des Moines

PEAK & GERDES

1051 OFFICE PARK RD
West Des Moines

PHILANTHROPY GROUP

1226 GRAND AVE
West Des Moines

Platinum Tax Defenders

5775 E Los Angeles Ave Suite 208

PMI

2708 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

POLK COUNTY TREASURER

111 COURT AVE
Des Moines

POLK COUNTY TREASURER-TAX DIV

1111 E COURT AVE
Des Moines

POOCK & SIEBKE

4949 PLEASANT ST
West Des Moines

PREMIER TAX SVC

100 E EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

Property Keepers, Inc

15000 S Cicero Ave

PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

2600 GRAND AVE
Des Moines

QUICK TAX SVC

1163 24TH ST
West Des Moines

QUICK TAX USA

4730 SW 9TH ST
Des Moines

RACING & GAMING COMMISSION

717 E COURT AVE
Des Moines

RASHA HANANIA

2400 RUAN CTR
Des Moines

REVENUE & FINANCE DEPT

1305 E WALNUT ST
Des Moines

RICHARD E RASH

1504 Henderson Ave
Des Moines

ROBERT M KNAPP PC

950 OFFICE PARK RD
West Des Moines

SALLIE A HAGEN CPA

699 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

SANDRA JERDE CPA

3101 INGERSOLL AVE
Des Moines

SANSAM SYSTEMS INC

1200 VALLEY WEST DR
West Des Moines

SCHNECKLOTH GROUP

515 EUCLID AVE
Des Moines

SCHNOES & DAHM

544 4TH ST
West Des Moines

SCOTT D RHODES CPA

2900 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

SHEL-TER CO

3210 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

SHELDON ENTERPRISES INC

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

SHERWOOD GROUP

329 3RD ST
West Des Moines

Signature Tax

201 Spear Street

SMALL & BREWER PLC

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

SOFTWARE ENGINEERING SVC

1200 VALLEY WEST DR
West Des Moines

SOLUTIONS FOR BUSINESS

100 COURT AVE
Des Moines

Star Business Consulting LLC

5000 Arlington Centre Blvd Bldg 2

STATE TREASURER

1007 E GRAND AVE
Des Moines

STEVE R SMITH TAX & ACCOUNTING

2053 E GRAND AVE
Des Moines

Steven Bush CPA

1522 17th St
West Des Moines

STRATAVIZON CONSULTING GROUP

321 E WALNUT ST
Des Moines

SUMO GROUP

317 6th Ave Ste 600
Des Moines

SUSAN E RASMUSSEN CPA

1630 S Lakeview Dr
West Des Moines

TALENTLINK INC

6150 Village View Dr Ste 115
West Des Moines

Tax Assistance Group - Des Moines

699 Walnut Street, 4th Floor
Des Moines

TAX DOCTOR

3512 Ingersoll Ave
Des Moines

TAX DOCTOR

2727 HUBBELL AVE
Des Moines

TAX MASTERS

1809 GLENWOOD CIR
Des Moines

Taxation Solutions, Inc.

5550 Wild Rose Lane Suite 400
West Des Moines

The Bookkeepers Inc

3790 Hubbell Av
Des Moines

THIELKING LEASING INC

1454 30TH ST
West Des Moines

THOMAS S MOORE CPA

4949 PLEASANT ST
West Des Moines

TOM HAMILTON TESTING CONSLNT

4090 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

Tometich Engineering Inc

10501 Buena Vista Ct
Urbandale

TRAVIS M SISSON PC

5700 UNIVERSITY AVE
West Des Moines

TRIAD CONSULTANT GROUP

3940 E 29TH ST
Des Moines

Trisha Dunkelberger, Cpa

5242 Thackeray Dr
Ames

TYRONE S WOLTER PC

9225 KATY FREEWAY

US CUSTOMS SVC

6214 FLEUR DR
Des Moines

US INTERNAL REVENUE SVC

210 WALNUT ST
Des Moines

Van Gelder Bookkeeping Services

7309 SE 6th Ave
Des Moines

VERACITY FINANCIAL GROUP LLC

2910 Westown Pkwy Ste 303
West Des Moines

VROMAN GROUP

6701 WESTOWN PKWY
West Des Moines

WAGNER ACCOUNTING SVC

4508 FLAMINGO CT
Des Moines

WIEDER ASSOCIATES

2900 Westown Pkwy Ste 130
West Des Moines

ZLRIGNITION

303 WATSON POWELL JR WAY 100
Des Moines

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