Income Tax Preparation
No hidden fees!
Listed here are the Client Questionnaire, The Tax Services engagement letter, and the Business Data Sheet. These need to be completed annually by both new and returning clients. You can save yourself some time at drop-off if you complete these forms ahead of time. All forms require signatures before your tax return can be started.
Tax Preparation Rates
Are you tired of paying hundreds of dollars for income tax return preparation, or not knowing how much the return will cost you until months later when the bill comes? We pride ourselves in being a better value than franchise tax establishments, large firms, and self-prepared tax software. There are no hidden fees with us.
Tax Planning Services
If you submit a copy of prior years’ returns and give us an idea of what changes you have in store, we can help you tax plan for the upcoming year. Typically this is suggested mid-year. June-September. Tax Planning Services are billed at our Hourly Rate of $100/hour.
Got a Notice? Let us help. Fees are dependent on the scope of work.
Income Tax Preparation Rate Schedule
1040 (Any 1040 form)
Dependent (under 16) returns.
W-2, Interest Income ONLY. No dependents/credits
|Federal, 1 state, 1 local return|
|Additional State Returns||$75.00 each|
Additional Local Returns or
Pro-rated forms due to moving
|Schedule C or F (Business or Farm)||$125.00 each|
|Schedule E (Rental Property)||$125.00 each|
|Schedule A & B (Itemized deductions and Interest Income)||$ included|
|Child Tax/Other Dependent Credit||$50.00|
|EIC-four pages total||$50.00|
|Head of Household||$50.00|
|Property Tax/Rent Rebate (PA)||$50.00|
|Inheritance Tax Return||$300.00|
|8962 Premium Tax Credit||$50.00|
|Tax Notices||$100.00 per hour||Tax notices separate service. Billed at our hourly rate.|
|Reprocessing of Completed Return||$25.00|
|e-collect (pay us out of your refund)||$75.00||
Proof of identification needed.
(Drivers license, or state ID).
|Optimizer (best way to file)||$50.00||
Comparing filing status results
to determine best way to file.
|Personal Property Return (MD)||$100.00|
*Returns received less than 30 days prior to tax filing deadline price increases by $25.00
Hourly fee – If your data is not in a form that is directly transferable to a tax form or schedule, time will be billed at $100.00 per hour. (For example if you bring receipts that are not totaled on a spreadsheet or some type of accounting program). Also excessive time (determined by tax preparer’s discretion) for meetings, questions or consultation above the normal scope/limit of a return will be billed at $100.00 per hour.
Business Tax returns – Rates vary depending on the type of corporation and amount of data. Please call for an estimate. Base rate is $750.00 which includes 5 hours of prep time. Additional time billed at $100.00 per hour. Partnerships start at $450.00 which includes 3 hours of prep time. Additional time is billed at $100.00 per hour.
When will tax returns be ready and paying for the return – Generally income tax returns will be ready within 10-14 business days of receiving ALL the clients’ information. Payment is due at the time the return is picked up. The return will not be e-filed until payment is received (unless other arrangements have been made). We accept, cash, check, Visa/MasterCard or you can have your income tax fee deducted out of your refund. (Fee is $75.00 and only applicable for returns with refunds).