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Welcome

For more than 30 years, the accounting firm of Richard H. Belanger, CPA, P.C. has provided individuals, businesses, corporations, and partnerships in New Hampshire and Massachusetts with a wide range of quality accounting services, making us the premier tax consulting and accounting firm in Southern New Hampshire.

Whether your tax needs are simple or complex, personal or business, our accounting firm can help. Our CPAs are experienced and knowledgeable with both tax laws and their interpretations. The accounting firm of Richard H. Belanger, CPA, P.C. takes pride in keeping up-to-date with current tax-related developments through constant continuing education to better serve our clients.

About Us

At Richard H. Belanger, CPA, PC, we are trained to examine not only the facts and figures of transactions but also the implications for your company. We look for trends that you might have overlooked. We attempt to isolate opportunities and bring them to your attention.

We work hard to gain knowledge of your business, and we are available year-round for management consultation. Further, our firm is structured to assure partner involvement with your work. You benefit directly, as our experienced professionals combine their skills with knowledge of your business to assist you with management decisions.

We strive to make your bookkeeping easier and to make your financial statements meaningful and informative, because we know that vital business decisions will be made on the basis of these statements.

Not all businesses and individuals need the same degree of assistance. Therefore, we offer distinct services involving financial statements as well as tax services. We offer compilation and review services for your financial statements and we offer anywhere from full-service bookkeeping to tax preparation. We tailor our services to fit your needs.

Our Staff

Richard H. Belanger, founder and president of Richard H. Belanger, CPA, PC is a graduate of Old Dominion University, is licensed in New Hampshire as a Certified Public Accountant with 39 years’ experience, a member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Debra A. Poirier, a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University, is licensed in New Hampshire as a Certified Public Accountant with 20 years of experience, and is a member of the New Hampshire Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Barbara M. Belanger is a Notary Public and our full-time Administrative Assistant/Office Manager.

Services

We Specialize in the Following Areas:

Entity Selection

Includes explaining your options for reporting income and the tax implications of those options.

Federal and State Tax Return Preparation

Includes the preparation of federal income tax returns, the preparation of BET and/or BPT returns for the state of New Hampshire, and state income tax returns for the State of Massachusetts.

E-file

Each return that we prepare that meets the qualifications, we will electronically file.

Business Tax Planning & Assistance

Whether you are hiring additional help to expand or downsizing to keep pace with a lagging economy, we will meet with clients anytime throughout the year to plan to help prepare for your particular event.

Federal and State Taxing Authority Representation

We represent our clients for both federal and state tax issues.

Bookkeeping

Our Services can be tailored to fit your business needs.

Additional Services Offered:

  • General Accounting
  • Computer Services
  • Consulting
  • Reviews & Compilations

QuickBooks Pro Advisor

The online certification course that is required to be completed to become a QuickBooks Pro Advisor is designed for accounting professionals or consultants who have a solid understanding of accounting principles, and already have fundamental knowledge of the QuickBooks software. A QuickBooks Pro Advisor is comfortable working with QuickBooks lists, forms, registers, and reports and is able to set up a company data file, manage accounts receivable and accounts payable, track sales tax, enter inventory, track time, work with payroll items, and reconcile accounts.

The advantage of using a CPA firm with a QuickBooks Pro Advisor on staff is that your technical and accounting questions can be answered effectively and efficiently.

Additionally, as a QuickBooks Pro Advisor, we have access to unlimited technical support from 6 am to 6 pm PST. We are also able to offer discounts on QuickBooks products.

Individual Tax Services

Primarily W-2 Income

We offer multiple tax services for individuals including:

  • Federal income tax preparation
  • State income tax preparation
  • E-file
  • Individual Tax Planning

Our tax specialists assist individuals in meeting their tax filing requirements each year. Clients that engage us know that we search for all allowable deductions and exemptions. We provide clients with a “Tax Organizer” which assists the client in accumulating all the information and records necessary to prepare a complete and accurate tax return. The “Tax Organizer” also includes a questionnaire that provides a checklist that will help ensure that the information necessary to complete the return accurately is obtained.

Returns are computerized for both speed and accuracy, and our internal system of processing returns assures timeliness and efficiency. As part of the process, we strive to file substantially all tax returns electronically (E-file). This process, along with the opportunity for Direct Deposit of Refunds, substantially reduces the amount of time between the filing of the return and the receipt of a refund.

Sole Proprietorships and Single Member LLCs

Primarily Earnings From Self Employment

As an individual, your business tax needs begin when you make the decision to be involved in a business. Entity selection is the first step to understanding your tax implications. No major decision—especially regarding business organization or structure—should be made without first consulting a Certified Public Accountant. We can advise you on organizational planning while you are transitioning from an employee to a business owner. When you make sound, educated business decisions today, you are one step closer to realizing your business of tomorrow.

Client Accounting & Computer Services

Accounting

Emerging companies, growing companies, individuals, sole proprietorships, partnerships, LLCs, and even larger companies turn to our firm for routine accounting services.

For some clients, we often assume the role of controller. In addition, we provide a number of other services, depending upon the client’s situation and needs. Among these services are:

  • Computerized monthly or quarterly financial reports and records
  • Preparing financial statements and reports to management
  • Preparing and filing tax returns and reports to governmental agencies
  • Preparing budgets and assisting with budget enforcement

Other clients handle the routine, daily tasks of financial management, turning to us for preparation of monthly or quarterly financial statements, preparation of meaningful management reports, and tax planning and preparation.

Computer Services

We offer the following services to assist our clients in selecting, implementing, and maintaining a computerized management information system:

System Selection – Review business needs, available personnel, and cost considerations; provide selection of computer hardware and software system alternatives that will provide for the identified requirements; and assist in evaluating pros and cons of each alternative.

Implementation and Support – After the purchase of the computer system, we provide assistance in the start-up of the management and accounting applications. This assistance, combined with the back-up support available from hardware or software dealers, provides for the best combination to both timely and efficiently get your business system “on-line.”

Whatever the nature of the recurring financial management or computer-related needs, our clients turn to us because they know we will provide quality service in a timely manner. They also know that we learn about our clients’ businesses, enabling us to better advise them. We help our clients manage their businesses better.

C-Corps, S-Corps, Partnerships, and Limited Liability Companies

Entities With Stock Holders or Multiple Owners

With the variety of business entities available to choose from today the classification of businesses is one of the most important decisions. Entity selection is the first step to understanding your tax implications. No major decision—especially regarding business organization or structure—should be made without first consulting a Certified Public Accountant. We can advise you on organizational planning which will assist you in making sound, educated business decisions. Today you are one step closer to realizing your business visions for tomorrow.

Consulting

Management Advisory Services

Business growth does not always equal success. Success comes with planning that develops information systems, evaluates and forecasts, improves profitability, and improves organizational responsiveness. Our management advisory services help you do just that.

We have played a vital role in helping countless businesses increase productivity and efficiency, as well as get the most out of their resources.

As your Certified Public Accountants, we get to know your organization, operations, and finances; your personnel and tax situations; and your data processing and management information system needs. Using this as a base, we help you put your business on the steady track to success.

Our services in this area also include:

  • Projections and Forecasts
  • Budgeting
  • Project Feasibility Forecasting

Reviews and Compilations

Reviews
In many instances, a review engagement is sufficient for a client company and its creditors. We review a company’s financial statements and issue a report giving a limited degree of assurance.

To perform a review, we are required to have a working knowledge of your industry and key aspects of your business. We make inquiries relating to the financial statements and then apply analytical procedures designed to identify unusual items or trends that may need explanation. A review is designed to see whether the financial statements make sense, without applying audit-type tests.

Compilations
A compilation involves taking financial information provided by a company and compiling it in financial statement format. A compilation carries no degree of assurance, yet, it is adequate for certain purposes.

We first familiarize ourselves with accounting practices common to your industry and acquire a general understanding of your company’s transactions and how they are recorded. We then compile the financial statements and give them a professional second look, without applying audit-type procedures

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the professional services that Richard H. Belanger, CPA, PC is capable of providing, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would be happy to tell you about our firm!