was declared the winner of the Hillsborough Patch Readers' Choice contest for tax preparers. It was very close, however, as and each received a great rating on their directory listing.
Winners are chosen based on both the number of votes they and the number ratings they receive during the week on their .
In the event of a tie, we take into account the number of positive comments on our poll story, as well as the reviews posted on the businesses' directory pages.
Christopher Demba & Associates, CPA got this great five-star rating from Robert P. Baker this week: "Chris Demba has been doing both my personal and business taxes for several years and his advice has been very valuable in keeping what I owe to a minimum."
Kevin Brett also received a five-star rating which said, "Kevin is the best in town! He helps us above and beyond our expectations! ... We trust him with our business and our personal finances. He is highly recommended!"
A comment on this week's poll said that Hillsborough Income Tax Service "has been doing our taxes for years, through changes in circumstances, deaths in the family, self-employment, etc. We also use them for financial planning with great results."
Here's how this week's top vote and review getters stacked up:Rank Poll Votes Ratings This Week 1. 17 0 2. 5 1 3. 1 1 4. 5 0 5. 3 0 5. 3 0
You can continue to review your favorite businesses throughout Hillsborough by clicking on "Directory" and searching for the business of your choice. You can also see past winners and polls at our Readers' Choice page.