IRS Registered Tax Return Preparer

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Preparation Fees

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:

  • charge a fixed price for each tax form and worksheet used in the preparation of your tax return
  • will apply a per-item charge for certain items like stock sales and depreciation
  • 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.

What should be noted for 2019 filing is that the short forms 1040EZ and 1040A are no longer available.

All filers will be required to file a 1040 Form.  Although the President has boosted about a ‘POSTCARD’ type form, there is now an additional 1 to 6 Schedules that need to be prepared to go along with the postcard.

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 2018 filing season our fee for Form 1040 is $110, Schedule A (itemizing deductions) is $35 and State return is $30 for a total preparation fee of $165.00

Partnerships, LLCs, C-Corporations and


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


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 hour increments of $40 per hour.

Average Prices for Tax Preparation Fees

The National Society of Accountants in their 2017 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: $210 per return (average, 2017 data)
• Liberty Tax Service: $215 per return (average, 2017 data)

(such as : Senior Citizen; Military; etc)

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