Fee Schedule

Income Tax Preparation | Bookkeeping and Compliance | Payroll and Payroll Tax

Income Tax Preparation

Our fee for income tax preparation is based on the forms required. The preparation of most federal individual tax returns cost between $40 and $210, depending on which tax form is required. The following table lists the fee for the most common forms and schedules.

Form Name Form Description Form Fee
Form 1040EZ U.S. Individual Income Tax Return 40.00
Form 1040A U.S. Individual Income Tax Return “Short Form” 125.00
Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return “Long Form”  210.00
Schedule C-EZ Net Profit from Business “Self Employed Short Form”  35.00
Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business “Self Employed Long Form” 95.00
Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses (up to 25 trades) 35.00
Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss Page 1 (per item) 25.00
Schedule E Supplemental Income and Loss Page 2 25.00
GA Form 500-EZ Georgia Income Tax Return “Short Form” 20.00
GA Form 500 Georgia Income Tax Return “Long Form” 50.00
TN Form INC250 Tennessee Income Tax Return “Hall Tax” 50.00

The following link provides useful information to help you determine which tax form you are required to file: https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc352.html.

The quoted tax preparation fees are for the preparation of the income tax return and do not include any bookkeeping or accounting that may be required for certain self-employed individuals, property owners (landlords), and businesses. We are happy to provide a quote for business tax preparation before beginning work.

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Bookkeeping and Compliance

After-the-Fact Bookkeeping

The fee for after-the-fact small business bookkeeping is based on the number of balance holding accounts used by the client organization or family and the basis of accounting the organization elects to use. Individuals and most self-employed individuals use a cash basis of accounting by default and rarely benefit from electing a method different from cash basis. IRS Publication 538 describes the different methods of accounting.

Number of
Accounts
 Monthly Fee
Cash Basis Modified Cash Basis Accrual Basis
2 or less  129.65  157.60 194.55
3  196.70 226.90  262.90
4  273.35  319.75  379.10
5  381.90  446.35  536.75

Micro-Business Discount: For-profit, non-corporate, cash-basis businesses with 2 or fewer accounts and less than 30 transactions per month qualify for a 25% discount for after-the-fact bookkeeping services.

Reconciliation and Classification Only Discount: Clients who perform their own data entry using an approved bookkeeping system qualify for a 50% discount for after-the-fact bookkeeping services. The reconciliation and classification only discount cannot be combined with the micro-business discount.

Compliance Services

  • Sales/Use Tax Return: $37.50 per return for most jurisdictions
  • Business License Application: $75.00 per application for most jurisdictions
  • Personal Property Tax: $125.00 per return for most jurisdictions ($65 for bookkeeping clients)
  • SOS Annual Report: $75.oo per entity per state for most jurisdictions
  • Registered Agent: $75.00 per year per state. Available only in Georgia and Tennessee.

We are happy to provide a quote for services upon request before beginning work.

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Payroll and Payroll Tax

We offer one-price all-inclusive comprehensive payroll service. Our fee includes calculating net payroll, preparing paychecks and paystubs, direct deposit, preparing quarterly federal and state payroll tax returns including form 941, preparing state unemployment insurance reports for up to 2 states, and preparing annual statements and returns including form 940, W-2s, 1099s, W-3s, and 1096s.

The fee for payroll and payroll tax service is quoted by pay period and is based on the frequency of your payroll and the number of employees/contractors.

Payroll Frequency Base Fee/Pay Period
(Up to 2 Employees)
Each Employee Over 2
 Weekly  29.89  1.80
 Bi-Weekly/Semi-Monthly  44.55  1.80
 Monthly  54.34  1.80
 Quarterly  105.00  N/A

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