Accountant Joseph Starzyk

Joseph Starzyk

Based on 24 reviews
Licensed for 6 years, ID: 28203
04101, Maine [ME], Portland
Practice areas
Bookkeeper Certified Forensic Accountant - CrFA
Price
$150 fixed fee
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04101, Maine, ME, Portland

9AM - 4PM

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About Joseph

My name is Joe Starzyk. I am a CPA actively licensed in Maine, Massachusetts and Virginia and I currently reside in Portland, ME. I received both my Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Accountancy from Bentley University located in Waltham, MA (recently ranked the #2 business school in the country according to USA Today with the #1 accounting program in the country).

I am the sole owner and operator of Starzyk CPA, LLC. I specialize in helping small businesses and all individuals out there (especially homeowners, independent contractors/freelancers, and those taking part in the sharing economy).  I first started working with individual taxes and small businesses in 2008. I’ve previously worked for two large regional CPA firms doing a variety of tax work across multiple states. I saw a need to help the sharing economy and new business owners minimize the taxes they need to pay. I branched out on my own and I decided to make this area one of my specialties.

I am a new father and enjoy spending time with my baby girl and wife. I also enjoy playing pool, writing, hiking, and watching movies. I am grateful for being able to own my practice as it has allowed me to balance family time and helping others with their tax needs.

I was recently featured in a BuzzFeed article!

After graduating from Bentley University, I began my professional career working in public accounting in 2009. I quickly developed a liking to tax work and it became my sole focus. Soon after, I acquired my CPA license. I continued to work as a public tax accountant for O'Connor & Drew, P.C. followed by PBMares, LLP through 2015. Now, I am still a CPA and I own and operate my own tax practice. I specialize in helping individuals and small businesses with their tax returns, particularly those involved in the sharing economy (Uber, Airbnb, etc.)

Reviews (24)
Posted by
Business Tax Preparation
Apr 26, 2017

Great tax man! Joe completed and filed our Federal and State business income taxes. He was friendly, courteous, professional and got us nice refunds. We will use him again.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Apr 18, 2017

Tax Help. Joe did a great job, fast and thorough.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Mar 29, 2017

Joe provided excellent service. He was responsive, knowledgeable, and timely in preparing our returns. Even though our returns were much more complicated than your typical return, he charged us what he originally quoted through Thumbtack.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Mar 16, 2017

Thanks, Joe!

Joe was super responsive, gave us good advice with few different options, and got everything done for us very promptly. Will be working with him again!

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Mar 6, 2017

Best accountant we've ever worked with!

Joe was amazing and got us a significant tax refund. He was easy to work with, very professional, and very knowledgeable.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Mar 5, 2017

I can't really think of a headline formthis, but Joe was great!!

Joe did our federal and state taxes. He was very professional and was willing to answer related questions, explaining clearly and succinctly. He works very well through on-line services and has a very good sytem set up to share data. He responds quickly to questions.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Feb 28, 2017

Had a great experience with Joe. He was very responsive and knowledgeable. He was extremely organized and asked the right questions. We will definitely be using him again, and I highly recommend him.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Feb 21, 2017

I will be a return customer!

Excellent communication. Went above and beyond to accommodate. I hope to continue to do my taxes with joe next year.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Feb 8, 2017

Great experience, my new tax guy from now on

Joe did our 2015 tax returns. I hired a pro because we started an Airbnb and acquired a rental property, so things got complicated. I was a little hesitant to do everything remotely, but Joe couldn't have made things easier. He was quick to respond to my questions, clarified things with me if needed, and completed everything within a week, all for a very reasonable price (at least compared to local accountants near me!) I will continue to have Joe do my taxes from now on! Thanks Joe!

Posted by
Business Tax Preparation
Sep 15, 2016

Professional Service, Expert Advice

Joseph Starzyk, CPA provided accounting services for me as part of the steps I needed to take in launching a certain phase of my small (solo) business. For one thing, his response time upon hire was phenomenal; his process was highly professional - he gave me great confidence as an expert in the solo business world - and he delivered excellent, accurate, thorough and top-quality results. I'm looking forward to future work with Joe.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
May 7, 2016

Joe is very knowledgeable. We hired Joe to prepare our personal taxes for 2015. He was very easy to work with and made the process simple. I was a little hesitant to work with someone out of state but he made it easy. We uploaded our documents he requested. When we had questions he either called or emailed and answered promptly. We are going to use Joe for our business taxes too!

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Apr 19, 2016

Joe was super responsive and helpful during the entire process. He did not deviate from his original quote and made it very easy for me to get my taxes done. I love his secure and easy way of uploading tax documentation - it was really an effortless experience; thanks to Joe's Professionalism and quick turn-around time.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Apr 19, 2016

Joe saved me from myself! I was behind on my taxes and Joe handled ALL of it for me even tho I was so last minute about it! I felt so badly that I had put myself in such a bad position that I was ignoring the problem and Joe helped me to address it! He was hard working, flexible and did anything he could to help meet my needs. What a weight lifted. I am so grateful! Thank you!!

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Apr 16, 2016

Joe kept is constant communications to complete the return 100% accurate the first time. He also finished it up in 2 days when previous cpa would take 2 weeks. And he just made getting him documents so easy

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Mar 30, 2016

Joe was fantastic in preparing my 2015 taxes. I had to file in multiple states, had both W2 and 1099 income, and several unusual situations. He we prompt, secured a much better return than I expected and his pricing was fair. I will certainly come to Joe again for future filing needs.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Mar 24, 2016

Joe is very professional and sets you at ease when discussing tax needs and expectations. I recommend Joe to anyone who is looking for affordable and timely tax service.

Posted by
Business Tax Preparation
Mar 17, 2016

Had LLC with S-election return that needed to be done for California entity. Joe & his company took care of it! No in person meetings or phone calls needed. Just prior year return and current year financials and he handled it. Would definitely recommend working with Starzyk.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Mar 3, 2016

Joe did a great job filing my 2015 taxes quickly and efficiently and he gracefully answered my random "what if" questions...even if that meant that he would have to get back to me on some of the really random ones ;-) I really feel that he is qualified to handle anything from simple to very complex tax returns.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Dec 4, 2015

I had 2 years of back taxes plus one that was due. I was initially reluctant to hire a tax consultant that was not local. The challenges of taking time from work and not getting any local recommendations from my friends in Denver I hire Joe. Joe was very professional, followed up on time and kept me on track to submit my documents before the final deadline this year. I would recommend Joe for your tax needs.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Sep 14, 2015

This was my first year filing tax returns through Starzyk CPA. I worked directly with Joseph Starzyk, who was very quick and professional. He answered all the questions I had and I am confident that I could not have saved more on my returns.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Sep 14, 2015

Joe has prepared my taxes for the past several years, and the process has always been extremely easy; he asks for a few documents, asks a couple of questions, and then he comes back to tell me everything is all set. Joe has also guided me through the tax implications of job changes, graduate school, contractor jobs, etc. He always has the time and always has the knowledge to answer every little question I have for him. I highly recommend his services.

Posted by
Individual Tax Preparation
Apr 26, 2016

Patient and helpful

I cannot tell you how grateful I am for Joe’s assistance. The IRS makes me very nervous, I’m really clueless as to what I’m doing. And Joe has been the most patient and helpful to answer all my silly questions with no judgment. Thank you! Highly recommended.

Posted by
Business Tax Preparation
Sep 14, 2016

Answered my questions

As always, Joe answered my questions and did so in a timely manner. I would certainly recommend him. He’s my go to guy… Thanks Joe!

Posted by
Business Tax Preparation
Mar 19, 2015

Professional Service, Expert Advice

Joseph Starzyk, CPA provided accounting services for me as part of the steps I needed to take in launching a certain phase of my small (solo) business. For one thing, his response time upon hire was phenomenal; his process was highly professional – he gave me great confidence as an expert in the solo business world – and he delivered excellent, accurate, thorough and top-quality results. I’m looking forward to future work with Joe.