I'll bet you looked here first! Understandable if you did - price is important to all of us. Professional services make many people queasy - simply because of the assumed high hourly rates combined with the unknown amount of time that may be involved. Yes, there is an inherent cloudiness to charging for services versus simply selling a product. In order to mitigate this anxiety, we've concluded the process works smoother when working backwards. We want to know what your needs are, in addition to your budget. Catering a service level that shakes hands with both of those components is the ultimate goal.
Many firms charge per form or schedule. TaxCrunch does not follow this model. Each return is unique, and each form and schedule takes a different amount of time. Funneling each taxpayer into the same fee structure is extremely inequitable - sometimes to the client, sometimes to the tax preparer. For us, it simply makes sense to charge a base fee for returns - and add an hourly rate if our time exceeds the normal allotted service time.
More importantly, the fees will be estimated up front. If your situation changes midstream (becomes more complex) - it becomes our responsibility to address the modified scope of the engagement with you. Translation: we don't want to surprise you with any invoices after the fact.
We also offer many convenient methods of payment. Our invoices have a direct link for debit/credit card payments - along with direct ACH bank payments. If you prefer PayPal, Venmo or Chase QuickPay - we can accommodate that too!
OK, so let's get to the point already! We target hourly fees to settle in a range of $75 - $150/hr depending on the service being provided (think bookkeeping at the low end, and consulting and complex tax returns at the high end).
You won't know if your situation is too big, too small or just right unless you ask! We'd be happy to discuss your situation and come up with a quote for you. Whether it's a match or not, let's talk to find out!
"Nowadays people know the price of everything, and the value of nothing."
-- Oscar Wilde