This is based on 2010 data. Current average rates are approximately twice this amount.
Average Prices for Tax Preparation Fees
It’s a bit easier to find average prices for tax preparation services. The National Society of Accountants in their 2010 fee study reports the following average prices charged by their members:
- Average for 1040 with Schedule A and state return: $229
- Average for 1040 with state return with no itemized deductions: $129
Average Prices at Franchised Tax Offices
- H&R Block: $189 per return (average, 2010 data)
- Jackson Hewitt: $208 per return (average, 2010 data)