Tax Prep Fees

The actual cost of your tax return preparation can only be determined when your tax preparer fully understands the tax forms, deductions, and credits that will be used on your tax return. Tax Preparation fees vary by return type.

The price of a return is generated by form. Each form used on a return has a specific price. For example, a typical taxpayer with one W2 form could breakdown as follows:

Form 1040: $400.00

Form W2: $75.00

Total Tax Preparation Cost: $475.00

Another example, on the more expensive side, could be a taxpayer with 2 dependents and cash-based income (Schedule C)

Form 1040: $400.00

Child Tax Credit Worksheet: $100.00

Form 8867 EIC Checklist: $100.00

Schedule C: $150.00

Total Tax Preparation Cost: $750.00

A more complex scenario could be a husband and wife filing with their 3 children, claiming two W2s, a 1099R, a 1098 Mortgage Interest Statement, and 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expense

Form 1040: $400.00

Form W2: $75.00

Form 1099R: $75.00

Child Tax Credit Worksheet: $100.00

Form 8867 EIC Checklist: $100.00

Form 1098: $50

Form 2441: $25.00

Total Tax Preparation Cost: $825

Ask your tax preparer for an itemized fee breakdown for more pricing information.

*All fee disclosures are included in the signing package you must review & sign before your return is e-filed to the IRS. 

*Please do not use the above scenarios to estimate your tax preparation fee

*Fees may change during season due to holiday discounts, promotions, referral bonuses, etc.