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Old 02-24-2008, 06:00 PM   #1
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CPA/Accountant rates

Somehow, very strangely, our accountant charged a fee that was almost exactly what our refund should have been.

We are beginning to think that his rates are a bit steep, when--using our well-organized and very good records--he entered totals into his computer program, and out popped the Federal and State returns, within a half-hour meeting.

For those who use a CPA to do your taxes, what hourly or flat rates do you pay for an ER return (both partners retired)?
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Old 02-24-2008, 06:16 PM   #2
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I use an enrolled agent, not a CPA. $175 for married filing jointly + LLC. Plus, he's always answered all of our questions throughout the year with no problem / no charge.

edit: I would expect to pay between $800-1,500 for a CPA around here...
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...For those who use a CPA to do your taxes, what hourly or flat rates do you pay for an ER return (both partners retired)?
I don't know what an ER return is since being early retired means absolutely nothing when is comes to the complexity of a tax return.

For an average tax return, be prepared to pay a CPA between $150 to $350.
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