Kenneth P. Rapoport CPA, Ltd.

Kenneth P. Rapoport CPA, Ltd.

5.0 (11)
Best of 2021
2 hires on Thervo
5 employees
30 years in business

About this pro

I have a great deal of experience in the professional tax and accounting area. I have been certified for nearly 40 years. I have handled every type of situation for individual and small and medium size business accounting. I have worked extensively with the IRS and IDOR on tax matters, and am a very professional negotiator.  I am licensed, certified in the area of public accounting, financial forensics and hold several titles (CPA, FCPA, CFF). My education is with Loyola University and DePaul university, holding course work for degrees of Bachelor of Business Administration with emphasis in Public Accounting and Master of Science in Taxation. I have written questions for the CPA examination, am a member in multiple societies (AICPA, ICPAS, IAAI) and triple the educational requirements of continuing education. I have extensive credentials and have worked all my professional life toward maintaining them.

I specifically enjoy working with the people, helping them achieve their goals. I have a talent for evaluating a situation and determining the best method for solving problems and completing a job, I put my clients mind at ease by solving their problems. Clients are always pleased with my work and the work of my firm. 

Feel free to look at my google reviews or refer to my website at www.kprcpa.com

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Skokie, IL 60076
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11 Reviews

5.0

  • Susan I.

    Years ago, Ken helped me with some difficulties with the IRS. He patiently worked his way through the issue and was able to reduce the amount owed and have the penalty waived. And Ken’s charge was very reasonable. Since then, my partner and I have over the last 8 years engaged Ken’s services for our annual taxes. Because of Ken’s extensive tax expertise, we always get a refund much larger than if we had used TurboTax, even allowing for his fee. Ken is also personable, attentive, and most importantly, honest. I highly recommend Ken!

  • Heather I.

    Thank you very much for helping me with my taxes last year. I have not used an accountant before, and I must thank you for being so thorough, organized, and resourceful. I didn’t know what to expect, but was very pleasantly surprised. You are obviously very good at what you do! Also I appreciate your help amending last year’s return to maximize my refund. It helped make a big difference! 🙂 All the best to you!

  • Cara I.

    Ken Rapoport has been my tax account for more than ten years. He’s professional, thorough and extremely detail-oriented. I’m a freelance writer, and would be hard-pressed to find another CPA with the wealth of knowledge and experience to help me get the most out of my tax return. I’d highly recommend Ken to anyone looking for the best return on their money.

  • David I.

    Ken does stellar work. I highly recommend him for accounting, taxes, business advisory. He and his team are professional and have tackled many of my accounting needs. It’s rare today, to find a person that will deep dive as opposed the shallow depth of H&R block. Keep up the great work.


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What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

I cannot provide a quote without looking at everything the client has, the progress of their bookkeeping, the volume of their information and evaluation of everything needed to be done. So we would first have a meeting to determine a game plan. Our work is generally done hourly except for the instance of a personal tax return, which would be completed in a finite period of time. We will do our utmost to please the client and come to a reasonable price for our accounting and tax services.

Here are some reviews from our satisfied clients:
“I have been a client for over 25 years. He is nothing other than professional and I trust him. Which is so important. My family and friends use Ken bad I can’t say enough about him. Year after year he takes the time and exceeds my expectations. If you are looking for a full service CPA firm, I can’t recommend it enough.” – Paula L. | Wilmette, IL
“I have used Ken for both my personal and corporate accounting services. He he is very thorough, a pleasure to work with and fair. I have and will continue to recommend KPRCPA to anyone needing a solid and experienced CPA.” – Allen S | Deerfield, IL
 
“Years ago, Ken helped me with some difficulties with the IRS. He patiently worked his way through the issue and was able to reduce the amount owed and have the penalty waived. And Ken’s charge was very reasonable.
Since then, my partner and I have over the last 8 years engaged Ken’s services for our annual income taxes. Because of Ken’s extensive tax expertise, we always get a refund much larger than if we had used TurboTax, even allowing for his fee. Ken is also personable, attentive, and most importantly, honest. I highly recommend Ken!” – Susan A. | Chicago
“Thank You so much Ken… on behalf of Bill and myself, I want to thank you for ALL your professional advice and great customer care; know that you, and your team, are appreciated for all that you do for the both of us ” – Bill F. and Marianne B. | Chicago
“For the past five years, Mr. Kenneth Rapoport has been extremely professional with our tax returns. He is very knowledgeable about the current accounting / tax laws and would gladly assist us with any questions or concerns we may have pertaining to our finances. He provides us quality work which is definitely worth the amount of money he charges per hour. Mr. Rapoport will even retain our previous tax records; that way, they are automatically available should we need them in the future. I highly recommend him for any client who wants their taxes done in a timely, ethical, efficient and effective manner. ” – Alexander Z.
“I’ve used Ken for nearing 15 years for both personal and business returns. He’s gone to bat for me with the IRS, ironed out challenging tax situations and overall performed very well… particularly when I’ve been a number of years past-due on various items. He’s incredibly knowledgeable in the areas of Tax, Finance, Investments, Trusts and overall business structure." – Dave S. | Chicago, IL
“Ken Rapoport has been my tax account for more than ten years. He’s professional, thorough and extremely detail-oriented. I’m a freelance writer, and would be hard-pressed to find another CPA with the wealth of knowledge and experience to help me get the most out of my tax return. I’d highly recommend Ken to anyone looking for the best return on their money.” – Cara L. | Evanston, IL
“We’ve been using Ken as our accountant since 2007. We have an S-Corp and own 7 rental properties. In 2007 it was our first year as an S-Corp and we had originally gone to a different accountant who didn’t seem to know what he was doing. We asked around and a friend recommended Ken. Ken and his team are professional, friendly and do a great job with our complicated tax situation (including home office deductions, business related expenses for our multiple properties, investments, P&L statements for our S-Corp, etc.), all at a fair price. Some negative reviewers complained about paying hourly fees for his services…I guess they’ve never hired a lawyer or an accountant before, as that is standard practice. Regardless, Ken’s fees are definitely affordable and not exorbitant at all. His expertise are unsurpassed and we gladly recommend Ken to our friends.” – K.C. | Chicago

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Extensive education, listed in my profile.

Loyola University- Bachelor of Business Administration with extended curriculum/emphasis in Public Accounting

DePaul University- work toward Master of Science in Taxation

Degreed as a Certified Public Accountant by University of Illinois, 1982

Undergone Peer Review with an unqualified opinion since 1984

Extensive experience in IRS relations and negotiation

Hold multiple titles- CPA, FCPA, CFF (certified in public accounting and financial forensics)

Licensed by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation as a Certified Public Accountant; firm also licensed as a Certified Public Accounting firm.

Membership- AICPA, ICPAS

Continuing education in the accounting and tax field, meeting three times the requirements set by the AICPA


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