Accountants · Taxes

Recommendation for CPA to do corporate tax returns?

Lucia Guh-Siesel CEO & Founder, Bandalou

May 27th, 2016

Can anyone recommend an inexpensive CPA to help us file our corporate tax returns?  We are a small startup and it should be straightforward, but I'm not an expert in this area and don't want to go with a big firm.  Thanks in advance - L.

Doug Bend Legal Counsel For Entrepreneurs @DougBend • Real Estate Broker @BLGProperties • Co-Founder @AgentFound

May 27th, 2016

Finding the right CPA is like finding any other service provider for your business, it is all about fit.


Glenn Ballard is the founder and a CPA at Marpé Finance & Accounting. Glenn focuses on advising startups and so he is qualified to provide you with great tax advice and he also has a rate schedule that is extremely favorable to startups. Of course price should not be the only consideration when building your team, but it is a larger consideration for early stage companies than once you have some revenue built up. You can review Glenn's website here.


Please feel free to contact Glenn directly at glenn@marpefinance.com. If you prefer,  I'd also be happy to introduce to Glenn via e-mail or make additional recommendations.


Michael Clain Partner at Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf

May 27th, 2016

My accountant, David Sorblum at DHS & Co. is knowledgeable about startups and very reasonably priced. His email address is david@dhsandco.com and his phone no. is 914-366-0066. He's in NY, but I guess most accountants now have 50-state tax software.

Tommy CPA Founder, Choose Goodness/Investor, Massive Technologies, LLC

May 27th, 2016

I was a Senior Partner in a very large CPA firm for many years in a former life and worked with a woman named Jennifer Lollis,  She was by far the best and smartest corporate and international tax person I have ever met  She now has her own boutique practice and I hight recommend her.  

Jennifer Lollis, CPA
jenn@jekale.net
http://www.jekale.net/

Avery EA Tax Professional and Xero Specialist

May 27th, 2016

Hi Lucia, storefront+retail+inventory+online sales in one entity elevates a business beyond straightforward bookkeeping and taxes in my opinion.

If you have physical goods and storefront space in CA I would suggest a CA based CPA or Enrolled Agent (EA). There are usually layers of local, sales tax and property tax for retail businesses that non-local tax professionals may not be up on.

Chris Maeda President & CEO, Brick Street Software, Inc.

May 27th, 2016

Find any experienced CPA who you like and who will do your tax returns for a fixed price.  Run away from anyone who wants to charge you hourly.  Corp tax returns are not hard especially for startups with no revenue, and you want to be sure you are tracking your tax loss carryforwards properly.  Expect to pay more if you have inventory, deferred income, and/or international business.

Peter Jordan Revenue hacker for startups - journey to the $1 of revenue

May 27th, 2016

Hi Lucia, You should connect with Ed Gines. I can make the introduction if you'd like. Peter

Don Daglow 3-Time Inc. 500 CEO, Technical Emmy® Award, International Speaker, Advisor at Founders Space accelerator

May 27th, 2016

I have found Dave Dillwood to be sharp, good to work with and very reasonable on fees, though his wine country location puts him at the north end of the Bay Area. http://www.dbmcpa.com/about-us/

Lucia Guh-Siesel CEO & Founder, Bandalou

May 27th, 2016

Peter - please do, and let's get together for coffee.  I have some good news to share..

Trudy Hetzel owner at Trudy's Taxes & Bookkeeping LLC

May 27th, 2016

Hi Lucia, I'm an Enrolled Agent, not a CPA, but we do specialize in business taxes for small businesses. What state are you operating out of and what state (if different) are you incorporated in?

Denise Ray Staff Accountant at Home Trends & Design

May 28th, 2016

I work for a small CPA firm in north Austin, Don Grefe CPA. I'm sure we could help you out. Give us a call at 512-345-4784 and chat with Don. Sent from my iPhone