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  •  Personal
    • How much will it cost to prepare my tax return?
    • Do I need to make an appointment for your firm to prepare my tax return?
    • I have heard a lot about E-filing. Does your firm offer this service, and is it recommended?
    • I am a new client, what information will you need to prepare my tax return?
    • I lost my tax return or am away from where I have it filed. How can I get a copy? How much does it cost?
    • I received my property tax rebate form in the mail, can your firm complete this for me? How much will it cost?
    • What other services can your firm provide me with?
    • How much does it cost for your firm to notarize a document?
  • Business
    • I have a corporation or partnership, can you provide tax services for my business? What is the cost for preparing a business tax return?
    • I have employees can you file the payroll reports for my business? How about Workman's Compensation Insurance audits?
    • I received a form from NJ about filing my annual report for my corporation or LLC can you do this for me?

 

Personal: 

 

Q: How much will it cost to prepare my tax return? 

A: There is no standard flat fee for preparing a tax return, however it is based upon the work required to complete the return. The hourly rate billed by our firm is $205 per hour. The typical cost of a 1040 return with itemized deductions and interest and dividends for 2014 was $295 - $330. Each return is different and the cost will vary because of items on the return such as itemized deductions, self-employment income, rental property activity, and stock & investment activity.

Q: Do I need to make an appointment for your firm to prepare my tax return? 

A: In most situations an appointment is not necessary for us to complete your tax return. If there are extraordinary circumstances or some items that need explaining in more depth, an appointment may be necessary. In most situations questions can be resolved by either phone or E-mail correspondence.

Q: I have heard a lot about E-filing. Does your firm offer this service, and is it recommended? 

A: Yes, our firm does offer the ability to E-file your return, however we do not recommend filing electronically because there are additional costs involved over filing by the traditional paper method. The additional fee to E-file is $60 and is charged because in order to file electronically we must use a service provider which charges us a fee, and the process is more time intensive. All returns processed by our office will be paper filed unless specifically directed by the client to file electronically.

Q: I am a new client, what information will you need to prepare my tax return? 

A: In addition to the normal tax preparation documents received from your employer and financial institutions, we ask that new clients bring a copy of the prior 2 years tax returns, contact information, and date of birth & social security numbers of all dependents, along with any other pertinent information.

Q: I lost my tax return or am away from where I have it filed. How can I get a copy? How much does it cost? A: Our firm can provide you with a duplicate copy of your return which you may receive by either regular mail, E-Mail, fax, or pick-up at our office. The fee charged for a copy of a tax return is $50 per return. There is no fee for downloading the copy available on your client portal.


Q: I received my property tax rebate form in the mail, can your firm complete this for me? How much will it cost? 
A: Our firm will complete any of the property tax rebate forms that get sent out throughout the course of the year; such as the NJ Homestead Rebate or NJ Property Tax Freeze Rebate for seniors. The cost of completing these rebate applications is $60 per return, but as with other services some may cost a little more.

Q: What other services can your firm provide me with? 

A: Our firm can provide other services both tax and non-tax related. Some of these services are:
  • Tax related
    • Tax projections
    • Assistance with IRS letters and notifications
    • Estate, inheritance, & trust returns
  • Non-tax related
    • Letters to financial institutions for mortgages etc.
    • Notary services

Q: How much does it cost for your firm to notarize a document?

A: The cost of notarizing a document is $2.50. This fee is waived for our current tax clients.


 

Business:

 

Q: I have a corporation or partnership, can you provide tax services for my business? What is the cost for preparing a business tax return?

A: Yes, our firm can prepare tax returns for your business however the entity is structured. As with the personal returns there is no flat fee but rather based on the time it takes to complete the return at the rate of $205 per hour.


Q: I have employee can you file the payroll reports for my business? How about Workman's Compensation Insurance audits? 
A: Yes, our firm can file reports for your business relating to payroll & sales tax. These reports are required to be filed by governing agencies at different intervals depending upon the size of your business. The fee structure for filing these reports varies with the frequency the reports need to be filed and the amount of employees or sales during the specified period. Each year insurance companies will preform audits to be sure that they are charging the correct premiums for the policies in effect, our office is happy to accommodate the auditor coming to our office to review the information required to complete the audit. The average fee for completing a general liability or workman's compensation audit is $75 per audit.

Q: I received a form from NJ about filing my annual report for my corporation or LLC can you do this for me?
A: Yes, our firm can complete the NJ annual report form for your corporation or LLC. The charge for the annual report filing is $75 per year.