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Franklin Fletcher
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Prescott, AZ
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Looking for REI accountant

Franklin Fletcher
  • Rental Property Investor
  • Prescott, AZ
Posted Dec 5 2022, 08:47

I'm looking for recommendations for an accountant who is well-versed in real estate investing.  Cape Coral was my only nearby choice in the drop-down for locations, but anywhere from there on down through Naples, FL would be good.  Also, I'm considering just staying with my old accountant in Arizona, so does anyone use a distant, out of state firm, and how does that work out for you?  I was just thinking that it'd be good to have someone I can meet face to face when necessary.  Thanks for any help!

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Chris McCormack
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Chris McCormack
  • Accountant
  • Edina, MN
Replied Dec 5 2022, 15:26

Most CPAs are working remotely these days. Specialization in real estate is more valuable than location. If your old CPA is up to date on tech and willing to work remotely, you should be good. If not - find someone who is.

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Peter Davis
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Peter Davis
  • Real Estate Broker
  • Cape Coral, FL
Replied Dec 15 2022, 06:03

@Franklin Fletcher

I can recommend my CPA, Gary Zink at Smock and Zink in Fort Myers. I own property in three states and Gary has taken good care of me.

239-936-1120

https://www.smockzinkcpa.com/

Real Estate Agent FL (#3302102)

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Franklin Fletcher
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Franklin Fletcher
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Replied Dec 16 2022, 04:48

Excellent, thank you!

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Basit Siddiqi
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Basit Siddiqi
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  • New York, NY
Replied Dec 22 2022, 13:37

You want to work with a professional who understands real estate taxation and Arizona state taxation.

Florida does not have a state income tax and no filing obligation for you. Therefore, I am not sure if finding a CPA in Florida or Naples / Cape Coral would be beneficial to you.

Does your current accountant service real estate investors? Take a look at their website and see if that is a major focus of their practice.

Best of luck to you in your search.