IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer

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Preparation Fees

How much is charged?

One of the many IRS requirements imposes a Tax Preparer to publish his tax preparation fees. Each preparer may charge an appropriate fee based on his experience. Our fees are based on the complexity of your tax return. We have a posted fee schedule readily available to the public at all of our offices.

In general, we:

o charge a fixed price for each tax form and worksheet used in the preparation of your tax return
o will apply a per-item charge for certain items like stock sales and depreciation
o do not charge for line-items such as interest income, unemployment and dependents

Examples of our fees for common types of returns are shown below. We can provide a more precise estimate if we know more about your tax situation.

Individual Tax Return Preparation Fees

Our fees are generally form-based. For example, if your tax return includes Form 1040, Schedule A, and State return, we would charge a fixed price for each these forms.

For the 2014 filing season our fee for Form 1040 is $110, Schedule A is $54 and State return is $50 for a total preparation fee of $214.00

Partnerships, LLCs, Corporations and S-Corporations

Fees for preparing corporate and partnership returns vary according to the complexity of the tax return. The average fee ranges from $400 – $600.

Partnership & LLC


My bookkeeper has over 30 years of tax experience and computer knowledge. My bookkeeper is also proficient with QuickBooks and other accounting software applications.
Our in-house bookkeeping and payroll service rate is $30-$40 per hour based on business complexity. We can visit you at your business location for an additional travel fee.

Business & Tax Consulting

Tax consulting services are billed in half-hour increments of $40 per hour.

Average Prices for Tax Preparation Fees

The National Society of Accountants in their 2013 fee study reports the following average prices charged by their members:

• Average for 1040 with Schedule A and state return: $261
• Average for 1040 with state return with no itemized deductions: $152
Average Prices at Franchised Tax Offices
• H&R Block: $198 per return (average, 2013 data)
• Liberty Tax Service: $180 per return (average, 2013 data)

(such as : Senior Citizen; Military; etc)

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