How much do you charge? It is impossible to answer this question accurately without knowing all that is required for your specific return. We charge based on the complexity of your return. We have evaluated the complexity, knowledge, liability and preparation time involved with each possible form on a tax return, have assigned each form a value, and the sum of the forms required to accurately prepare your return is the basis for your fee. Until we have done your return, we cannot possibly guess what the fee will be. However, we can say that our rates are very competitive with similar firms offering similar depth of service, education and support. Our prices are not the cheapest (unlicensed preparers practicing out of their homes are usually less expensive), but they are far from the highest. We know this because we look at what our new clients paid other preparers for returns (it is a tax deduction, after all!) Often, our fees for essentially the same return are less. We can also state our AVERAGE return is $275. This is the average of all returns, including free dependent returns all the way up to expensive complex, large corporate returns that run in the thousands. Typical returns for families without businesses of any kind, without rental property, without any credits, usually run under $175. Again, your situation is unique to you, and each year is unique from the prior year. Your fees will vary from these numbers. We provide these figures simply to give you a guideline of what to expect.