Average New Jersey tax preparation fees in 2020

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These are the most recent published average industry prices for tax preparation services in the state of New Jersey as of the date of this blog post. These are not my rates, although I do pay attention to this type of published data when calculating my own pricing. Individual tax returns Most individuals who do […]

Tax services fees in 2019 (for 2018 tax returns)

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In 2020 ( for 2019 tax returns) I adopted a new business model that includes income tax return preparation as one of a bundle of services designed to streamline your compliance requirements and improve overall financial performance. Pricing is based on a monthly fee rather than a transactional fee, starting at $100 for individuals and […]

Tax Preparation Fees for 2017 Tax Returns

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This post and pricing information is now out of date. “How much do you charge for tax returns?” Of course this is a common question from new and prospective clients during tax season. The answer is that I simply use the published national average fee for tax services as a benchmark. Those rates are published […]

Save money on small business payroll processing by removing bundled fees

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A no-load approach to small business payroll In the “old days”, small business payroll services were priced based on a formula that was a bit complex. Factors like frequency of payroll, number of employees, type of pay, benefits, and local taxes all factored into the cost. Year-end ad ancillary services were typically priced separately. To me, […]


UPDATE: Pricing in 2021 Q2 is increased. This and all other previously published material or quotations are now out-of-date but will be updated as soon as possible. The success of any business – including ours – depends on its ability to deliver high value to clients at a well controlled price. This page is meant […]

Professional tax preparation fees for 2016

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Average tax return preparation rates are published by the National Association of Accountants in the national and regional average tax preparer fee survey for 2016. The fee for my online remote tax services is typically about 1/3 lower than typical walk-in tax preparers. However, late season returns or services that do not use online cost savings are […]

Tax preparation fees represent the “wild west” of the financial services industry

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We are just three weeks away from the opening of a new tax filing season and so the subject of disclosure of tax preparation fees comes up again. My opinions differ sharply from the mainstream of the tax preparation industry. The tax preparation industry may be the last bastion of “let the buyer beware” free […]

New pricing for QuickBooks Online

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QuickBooks Online will have new higher pricing for new accounts effective March 9. Current pricing is listed at http://quickbooks.intuit.com/online/compare/. Monthly rates for new customers: Retail through a ProAdvisor Simple Start (previously $9.95) $12.95 $6.50 Essentials – includes bill pay and 3 users (previously $19.95) $26.95 $13.50 Plus – includes inventory tracking, class tracking, expense by customer, […]