Taxes for Individuals & Small Business


Hi, I’m Mariette, and I’m a CPA in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. I specialize in tax preparation and planning for independent contractors, freelancers and other sole proprietors. Writers, artists, designers, and other creative professionals are the main focus of my practice.

I am set up to work remotely so I can work with clients wherever you happen to be. I use a secured portal service called Onehub to share documents privately, and have electronic signature and electronic filing capability, so you can get your taxes done from anywhere.

I support Xero, Wave, Kashoo, Harvest and FreshBooks, as well as QuickBooks. I am conversant with most cloud accounting and bookkeeping software and can provide help in finding a solution that works for you.

I also provide new business startup consulting. If you’re going out on your own for the first time, and want to find out what you need to do for taxes and how to do it, a consultation is $200. It usually takes about an hour, and you will get a pdf to keep so you have the information to refer to later.

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If your taxes are not complicated, and you made less than $60,000 last year, you can use IRS Free File.
The IRS provides a free filing program for people of moderate income. You don’t need to buy TurboTax or use a tax-prep chain. For people with simpler tax situations who don’t need a professional, I’m happy to recommend IRS Free File.

I take PayPal. PayPal Visa MasterCard American Express DiscoverAlso Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover, using Square. I am also happy to take checks and crisp $20 bills. If there is some other way you’d like to pay me, let me know. I am really motivated to make it convenient for people to give me money.