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April 17, 2012 11:14 PM   Subscribe

How does one go about finding a personal accountant in Seattle?

2012 has been/will be a very complicated year, tax-wise (selling stock options, buying a house with a complicated mortgage, getting married). We want to get an accountant well before next year's taxes are due so she can advise us on what to do for the rest of the year (for instance, I just found out that sales tax in WA is tax deductible, and we'll be spending a lot of money on furnishing the new house – better save those receipts?).

How do we find a great and scrupulous accountant in Seattle? How much can we expect to pay?
posted by halogen to Work & Money (3 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Not familiar with Seattle, but one good way is to ask for a recommendation from a lawyer who does tax work. Although it is not a good idea in general to look for a lawyer in the yellow pages, this would be OK when the intent is just to request a recommendation.

Another: ask for a recommendation from a small business that appears to be doing well.
posted by yclipse at 4:31 AM on April 18, 2012


we'll be spending a lot of money on furnishing the new house – better save those receipts?

All that sales tax is deductible, so save your receipts if you plan on buying new appliances, power tools, etc. You get a standard deduction, but sales tax can add up in WA, so it's worth it to save the paperwork for big ticket items (for tax purposes, but also for warranty support).
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:04 AM on April 18, 2012


Have you checked Angie's List?
posted by I am the Walrus at 11:09 AM on April 18, 2012


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