I have been in business for over 25 years, have an Bachelors degree in accounting (graduated from MO Baptist in 1999 Summa Cum Laude), and have been preparing taxes for 20 years. I received my Enrolled Agent designation in 2011, was voted one of the top 18 Bookkeepers in St. Louis out of 96 bookkeepers. I also belong to the MO Society of Accountants, O’Fallon All Stars Networking Group, and the Western St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. To learn more about me, check out my website at www.bestchoicetax.com. In regards to music and art — I sing in choirs, play the piano, love to adult color, enjoy decorating my house, and love history and visiting the art museum and the MO History Museum.
Working with Artists
I am well qualified to help out artists and/or artistic persons being a musician myself, and helping my daughter who is an accomplished musician. Artists are wonderful people, and I am passionate about helping anyone save money on their taxes
Tax Preparation for Individuals and Small Business, Bookkeeping and Accounting, Training on Quickbooks, and Help with Federal and State Entities.
Fees start at $75 per hour in the office, tax prep ranges from $150 – $350 for returns depending on complexity of return, and I offer a free one hour consultation for new clients.
STL Tax has been in business since 2004 and James M. Coats, CPA the owner has been doing tax returns for over 20 years. We are quickbooks pro-advisors which means that we are certified to train and use quickbooks accounting software and other products. My favorite projects are multi-year un-filed tax returns that result in unexpected tax reductions or refunds – when our clients win we feel like we win too.
Working with Artists
The biggest misconception about artists is that they are not numbers or business people. I have many artist clients who run very successful profitable businesses and the owners know their numbers.
Our company focuses on the services that most small businesses need: tax preparation, Quickbooks, payroll, and tax trouble.
Preparation of individual tax returns with self-employment income: $250 – $400
Bookkeeping: $150 per training session or starting at $125 per month for services
LLC setup with legal strategies for entrepreneurs: $325
QuickBooks Training:$150 for two sessions
Payroll: Prepare quarterly payroll returns for $27.50 per return
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