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The Harding Group is happy to provide bookkeeping services for Anne Arundel County businesses.

High-Quality Bookkeeping Services in Anne Arundel County

Anne Arundel County is a historic part of Maryland and the home of the state capital, Annapolis. This county sits near the Chesapeake Bay and is settled between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., for easy access to these exciting hubs. If you are running a business or preparing to launch your small business in Anne Arundel County, you need an accounting partner you can trust. The Harding Group has decades of experience assisting small businesses, start-ups, service-based businesses, and technology firms throughout Maryland. Our staff are ready to provide you with the personalized bookkeeping services you need in Anne Arundel County. Schedule your free consultation today to start your partnership with The Harding Group!

Why Our Clients Love Bookkeeping with The Harding Group 

The Harding Group is the partner of choice for small business owners in Maryland because of our unparalleled commitment. Our company was established in 1995 to offer small businesses personalized, high-quality accounting and bookkeeping services. We reject the trend of outsourcing work and complete all of our work in-house. To provide you with the most effective bookkeeping and accounting services, we assign you a specialized staff member who becomes well-versed in the inner workings of your business and taxes. 

Our Skilled and Certified Staff 

The Harding Group staff members are extremely qualified and have a range of skills designed to assist small business owners. Our staff includes Bookkeepers, Accountants, CPAs, and Partners. The Partners hold a CPA certification and a Master’s Degree. Many of our staff also hold QuickBooks Pro certifications. 

Informed Accountants and Bookkeepers 

New tax legislation is introduced all the time. The Harding Group accountants stay abreast of all new tax laws and regulations that may impact your business tax filings and accounting practices. If there are opportunities for you to optimize your tax returns, we will advise you on the best methods. You can guarantee the best outcomes every year with the aid of our proactive tax planning services

A System of Checks and Reviews 

The Harding Group staff establishes processes that ensure high-quality results. These processes include ongoing staff training and CPA oversight to ensure that all work is accurate. When assisting clients with tax prep, we follow extensive checklists to ensure we have reported all expenses and income correctly and considered all potential deductions and credits. 

In the unlikely event that The Harding Group makes an error during tax prep, we will cover all penalties and interest if we cannot remove the errors. For more information, please view your engagement agreement for details on limitations. 

Build Your Business with The Harding Group 

The Harding Group offers comprehensive advice for small businesses and is your go-to source for personal bookkeeping services in Anne Arundel County. Our website offers a wealth of online tools for anyone who would like further information about managing their taxes and launching a business. 

Starting Your Business in Anne Arundel County 

Starting your new business can be a daunting task. This is why The Harding Group does what we can to make it easier for all business owners to receive the guidance and support they need to succeed. Our website features a helpful guide with a straightforward checklist to help you get started. The list includes tasks such as: 

  • Determine what entity your business will be 
  • Make sure the business name you want is available 
  • Establish your entity 
  • Get an employee ID number
  • Open your business bank account
  • And more! 

These tips help you navigate the essential first steps of legally creating your business in Anne Arundel County. 

Learn More About Business Taxes 

We also offer convenient guides for business taxes and how they impact your Anne Arundel County company. You can find our complete guide here, which includes information related to: 

  • Due Dates and Extensions 
  • Penalties and Interests 
  • Quarterly Estimated Tax Payments 

This guide is a valuable tool that can answer your questions regarding business tax obligations. No matter your concerns, you can count on The Harding Group for small business tax support in Anne Arundel County. 

Basic and Advanced Bookkeeping Packages 

Many CPA firms do not offer bookkeeping services because they don’t want to keep bookkeepers on staff. Additionally, those firms may simply not want to do the work. This is not the case at The Harding Group! We offer essential services so our clients can count on The Harding Group for comprehensive small business bookkeeping services in Anne Arundel County. 

Our bookkeepers have the expertise and consideration required to keep your business running smoothly. Our Basic Bookkeeping Package includes: 

  • Dedicated bookkeeping professional 
  • Entering bank and credit card transactions 
  • Reconciliation of bank and credit card accounts 

The Advanced Package includes tracking and paying bills while reporting and remitting sales tax. 

Payroll for Your Anne Arundel County Business 

Managing payroll is one crucial aspect of operating a business. At The Harding Group, we offer comprehensive payroll services in our Basic and Advances Service packages. The Basic Package includes: 

  • Payroll tax deposits and filing payroll taxes 
  • A dedicated payroll professional 
  • Complete payroll services, including data entry and new employee set-up 

The Advanced Package includes preparing W-2s and 1099s, as well as payroll journal entries. 

Partner with The Harding Group 

Are you prepared to collaborate with The Harding Group for your bookkeeping or tax prep needs? Our clients start by working closely with one of our CPAs or bookkeepers so our staff members can understand every aspect of the client’s business. We then create a plan and decide with the customer what has to be done each month. The prices vary according to the type of engagement, but once the tasks are well understood, we will provide a flat monthly rate. 

Prepare for Tax Season with Our Bookkeepers and Accountants

The Harding Group of Anne Arundel County is ready to offer you complete small business tax assistance. We are committed to your company’s financial success and offer tax advice to help you avoid making costly mistakes. Using our in-depth accounting knowledge, we can identify possible tax savings, maintain compliance, and increase the profitability of your business. 

Schedule a Review Session 

Contact us to arrange a tax return review appointment and prepare for your impending tax payments. As we assist you in preparing for tax season, we can offer you a general picture of what to expect. 

Submit Late Taxes 

We also assist you with filing past-due taxes. We know that while you are handling the day-to-day management of your business, deadlines might fly by. If you struggle to meet tax deadlines, get assistance from The Harding Group. Financial penalties for late taxes are something that no small business wants to deal with.

We will analyze your tax filing to resolve your issues and help you reduce the adverse financial effects of late taxes. We can assist you with filing past-due taxes and returning to work more quickly so you can concentrate on expanding your Anne Arundel County company. 

Improve Your QuickBooks Bookkeeping Skills 

It is advised that small business owners become familiar with QuickBooks accounting software. This software is widely used in small business operations and has many potential benefits. The Harding Group can assist you in becoming proficient with QuickBooks. We provide the following services to help you make use of the program: 

  • Set-Up
  • Training
  • Monthly Bookkeeping 
  • Clean-Up Assistance 

These easily available resources can help you prepare for financial success. For more information about our individualized small company tax assistance and bookkeeping services in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, contact The Harding Group. 


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What Do Our Clients Say? 

How do our clients like working with The Harding Group? Read what they have to say about our dedicated staff: 

  • The Harding Group has been my company accountant and tax experts for 15 years.  I can honestly say they are the most professional, competent, and dedicated company of any kind I have dealt with in a very long time.  Customer service is obviously a prime concern for the Harding Group.  It has been a pleasure working with them.  I highly recommend all the services they have to offer.  Great experience!  Thank you Marla and team.” – Don Speights
  • Marla Harding and the The Harding Group have been my accountant and bookkeeper since 2011.  As a small business owner I have relied heavily on Marla and her team to advise me and guide me as my business has grown over the years.  Marla is very detailed oriented, responds quickly to all requests, gives honest and constructive advice/feedback and always guides me in the right direction. I view Marla as a true extension to my business and a trusted advisor who truly wants my business to thrive. I highly recommend Marla’s expertise and her services.” – Sarah Robertson 

Contact The Harding Group for Bookkeeping Services in Anne Arundel County, MD

If you’re ready to improve your business practices, working with QuickBooks is a great place to start. The experienced professionals at The Harding Group can provide set up, training, and clean up QuickBook services for our clients. You can get started today with a one-one-one training session. 

We gladly serve clients in Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore, Severna Park, and Columbia. Contact us online or give us a call at (410) 573-9991 for your free consultation. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn for more business tips.