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You don't need an accountant if you want to do the books yourself. If you feel comfortable to use Quickbooks or other accounting software, you can have an accountant to set it up for you and do data entry yourself. Depending on the scope of the business, you can hire a local CPA to manage your books and file quarterly/annual business and personal tax return. If you choose to work with an accountant I would suggest to find one in your area. I would not recommend an online accountant, it is important to have a good working relationship with your accountant/tax consultant.
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Online yellow pages or other directory of professionals can be also helpful.
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You will have to file your corporate return (Scorp or corporation due on March 15, if you use calendar year, not fiscal year), you will have to file your personal return due on April 15. Than you may need to pay estimated taxes (corporate and/or personal), depending on expected profit/distributions. You will also have to file payroll returns, annually/quarterly it depends on the amount of payroll you will have. The accounting fees varies. There are really no standards or averages. Some accountant may charge you separate fees for bookkeeping and tax preparation, some will do your bookkeeping for free if you pay for all other returns. It also depends on complexity of the return.
Here's IRS publication with all due dates, depending on type of business and activity:
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