Is a local bookkeeper better?

Perhaps if you have an existing relationship with an all-star. However, it can be difficult to find the perfect bookkeeper that has landscape specific industry knowledge and understands how a home service business operates. 99.99% of questions can be answered virtually and we answer all our support emails within 24 hours.

Is an online bookkeeper service like Gusto and QBO better?

If you use the online bookkeepers assigned to you they will likely change frequently and when you ask for support it could be one of thousands of online reps from countries on the other side of the world. We ONLY focus on the home service industry, and our Team is all located in the USA. This means more consistent support when you need it most.

Can I use Home Service CPA for (bookkeeping, payroll) only?

Yes. You can choose any combination of the services we offer. For example, if you want to categorize your expenses, create your balance sheet and quarterly reports, we can just do the payroll. Remember, your time is valuable and spending hours trying to balance accounts or ensure that your financial statements reconcile is not the best use of your time.

Will I get access to Mike Andes for my bookkeeping needs?

No. Mike is the founder and CEO of Home Service CPA and leads the Team with his knowledge of the home service industry. Mike is not a CPA, bookkeeper, or tax accountant and won’t be handling your account. Mike has consulted hundreds of business owners and uses that experience to ensure that the Home Service CPA team provides you with the clean financial data you need to make good business decisions.

Are there any other hidden fees?

Nothing is hidden. The only other fees you will have is your Quickbooks subscription (and fees Quickbooks charges when you use their software). We charge $90/hr for services that are not included in your package, but will let you know if the services you are requesting will incur additional charges. 

Can Home Service CPA use software other than Quickbooks Online?

No. Currently, QBO is the only platform we will use or integrate with for both payroll and bookkeeping.

Will Home Service CPA help me if my tax return get audited?

Yes. Each tax purchase includes Intuit's Protection Plus. This includes assistance with IRS notices and audits from a team that is on your side as well restoration services in the event of identity theft.

Will Home Service CPA talk me through different tax strategies and options?

Yes. Each tax purchase includes a consultation before the end of the year if desired to talk through year end strategies and get a rough estimate of your tax liability. Once the tax return is prepared, we also look for any money savings strategies to consider in the years going forward.