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For Help at Tax Time, a Matchmaker for Accountants How a former Travelocity VP can help match your startup with the perfect accountant

By Jonathan Blum

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When launching a new business, you need a trusted bean counter in your corner. Though finding a good accountant may not be as onerous as doing your own taxes, it's certainly no picnic. Firms spend plenty of time and resources in the search for solid financial advice. But rather than shuffling off to Google, there may be a better way to land some much-needed assistance before you're knee-deep in bills.

Count on help with Amit Vemuri's Teaspiller.
Count on help with Amit Vemuri's Teaspiller.
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Teaspiller, launched in 2009 by former Travelocity vice president Amit Vemuri, is an online database and accounting platform that connects users with qualified professionals. The New York City-based startup can be used to comparison-shop from more than a million listings of accountants and tax-return preparers culled from the internet, public listings from CPA state boards and the IRS' official database of enrolled agents who are licensed to represent taxpayers before the agency.