Average Prices and Fees for Tax Preparation Services

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)

Tax Preparation Prices and Fees – Average Prices for Tax Preparation Services


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