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Old 04-17-2012, 06:01 PM
 
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I just want to make sure because I'm seeing a bunch of these free filing promos. Whats the normal rate? how much did you pay?
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Old 04-17-2012, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Yes, no, maybe. I paid about $400, the owner of the firm I do most of my work with pays about $10,000. I'm assuming you mean preparation and filing. The cost is all in the preparation. I paid something like $25 for filing.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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$340.00
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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A small business owner should have a relationship with a CPA (and attorney too)
which among twenty other particulars should have this question sorted out in advance.

Most of the tax filing work should be a modest task of picking out particular numbers from the
month to month bookkeeping and reporting you are already doing and having them monitor for accuracy and compliance with the law and whatever other particulars that are important to you.

In this sort of scenario filling in the two sets of forms is literally... pro forma.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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I believe my boss pays about $600, but that is for 3 businesses and her personal. Plus the same accountant has done them for years, so she is aware of all the assets and normal writeoffs and all ahead of time, so I'm sure my boss gets a bulk, returning customer discount.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, CA
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It largely depends on how much work you give them. A small business with a few hundred transactions won't have as high a fee as another small business who has thousands of transactions, employee payrolls, 401k, etc.

For mine, we paid about $2000 to our accountant to do the company's federal, state, franchise, payroll, etc. But on our personal side it was only like $200.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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Close to $1,100. I own an LLC, while my wife and I have commercial property investments and a boatload of deductions.

$280 is squat to pay. What's more, if you own your business, you need to think of it less as a service and more as having an advocate in case the IRS ever comes calling. The one time in twenty years I received a letter from the IRS questioning one of my filings, I simply called Tommy who did all the talking for me.
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Old 04-19-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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I just want to make sure because I'm seeing a bunch of these free filing promos. Whats the normal rate? how much did you pay?
It is all a write off anyway.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:08 PM
 
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Depends how small, I guess. For most small businesses that is a fair price.
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
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That depends on what they are doing, but you should just learn to do it yourself. Most accountants aren't worth $1, let alone hundreds.
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