'Cause I'm the Taxman

Less than a month away from Tax Day 2011 - have you done your taxes yet? If you're like us, you're a bit of a procrastinator and usually wait until the last minute to get anything done. In an attempt to put our best foot forward, we've put our paperwork in order and compiled a list of local accounting, bookkeeping and tax services that will help us get our financials in order. Remember - when you support local businesses you indirectly help support 3,600 jobs and create a half billion dollar impact on Arizona (read more about the benefits of going local here). Tax season is a perfect opportunity to invest in your local community and help local business owners stay afloat.  If you're a small business owner, consider turning to your peers at Local First Arizona to handle your bookkeeping, accounting and payroll services. 

Be sure to book your appointments now! This time of year is heavy season for those in the business. The chances of getting an appointment and a consultation become slim as it slips closer to that April deadline. Here are some Local First businesses that can help you stay in the black (or at least coordinate a plan for it next year):

Taxes Affordable
Specializing in personal and business tax returns, tax preparation for retired individuals and bookkeeping for businesses.
925 N. Stapely Drive Suite G
Mesa, AZ 85203

Lang Accounting Services 
Offers personal and small business income tax and accounting services - QuickBooks Pro-Advisor Certified, monthly or quarterly bookkeeping, sales tax preparation, and payroll services.
PO Box 27391
Tempe, AZ 85285

LBS Tax & Accounting 
Federally Authorized Tax Practioners registered with the IRS. Offers tax services, business consultations, QuickBooks training and bookkeeping services. Authorized to work on IRS Tax Problem Resolution including past tax returns, levies, liens, collections, and installment plans.
3277 W Stephens Pl.
Chandler, AZ 85226

One Source Accounting Solutions
Provides on-site & off site bookkeeping, accounting, financial statement preparation & analysis, cost accounting, audit & review doc preparation, tax issues, budgeting & strategic planning for businesses
1759 W Canary Way
Chandler, AZ 85286

Expert Tax & Accounting Services
Individual and small business income tax preparation, tax entity selection consulting for new businesses, quickbooks training, individual tax advising, tax issue resolution, tax representation.
1631 E Guadalupe Rd Ste 102
Tempe, AZ 85283

Accounting Computer & Tax Systems 
A "One Stop" service for small business, new start-up, home based, and individual since 1980 in the areas of full accounting, bookkeeping, payroll/sales tax, and income tax preparation.
3023 W. McLellan Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Carolyn Sechler CPA PC
Accounting, governance and tax support to nonprofits since 1985 - policy design, application for nonprofit status, tax prep, and bookkeeping support.
921 E Orange Dr
Phoenix, AZ 85014

Charles Vallelonga CPA PC
Income tax planning and preparation for C-Corporations, S-Corporations, LLC's, Partnerships, sole proprietors and rental property owners.
7204 N 16th St, Ste 110
Phoenix, AZ 85020

G.A. Yeager & Associates Inc.
Tax return preparation for small & medium sized businesses, individuals -  financial and retirement planning.
5110 N. Central Ave.  #220
Phoenix, AZ 85012

Price, Kong & Co CPA's, P.A
An accounting firm in business since 1967 cares for small to large businesses and Offers a range of services from Accounting, Audit, Tax Compliance and Planning.
1313 E. Osborn Rd. Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85014