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Tax Preparation Fees

Boulder Valley CPAs prides itself in being transparent and having a simple fee structure. Most business services and tax returns will fit into the fees described below. Sure, there’s always the outlier or the unusual situation, but the following information gives you an idea of our philosophy. Therefore, our fees are an attempt to coincide with expected time spent.

Individual Tax Prep

Our Individual Tax Preparation fees start at $550. This includes Schedule A, B, 2441 (Child Care Expenses) and one state return. Additional Schedules (C, D, E, F, K-1 etc.) range from $50-$500 per schedule.

Initial Consultation

Our fee is $180 for 40 minutes. If we engage into future services we will credit the $180 towards future professional fees. Contact us today to set up an initial consult.

S-Corp Election

We can have your entity taxed as an S corporation for $300. You can quickly save 8 to 10% on your net business income by reducing self-employment taxes!

Business Fee Structure

A la Carte

Premium

Standard

Basic

S Corp Reasonable Salary Calculation

$400

Y

 Y

   Y

Business Tax Prep (Form 1120/1120S/1065)

$800 and up

  Y

 Y

  Y

Individual Tax Prep (Form 1040), One Owner

$600 and up

  Y

 Y

  Y

Section 199 QBID Tax Optimization

$300

Y

 N

              N

Estimated Tax Payments (done thru payroll or directly by us)

$300

  Y

 Y

  Y

2018 Tax Planning, Mock Tax Returns (Questionnaire)

$300 to $500

  Y

 Y

  N

Quarterly Consultation and Periodic Business Reviews (PBR)

  Y

 N

  N

Annual Consultation and Business Review (PBR)

$250 per hour

  N

 Y

  Y

Small Business Tax Deductions Optimization

  Y

 Y

  N

Retirement planning and analysis

  Y

 Y

  N

No charge for phone calls and emails *

$250 per hour

  Y

 N

  N

Annual Fee

Custom Fee

Custom Fee

Custom Fee

Monthly Fee

Custom Fee

Custom Fee

Custom Fee

Boulder Valley CPAs specializes in S corporations which have a small number of shareholders, and are often just a one-person show. In an effort to better serve our corporate level clients, we have developed a process that allows us to fix our annual fees for those clients. With this Value Price Agreement, our clients lock in monthly, quarterly or annual billings that even out their cash flow as well as guarantee the best and most timely service we can provide. Custom fee amounts will be determined after a complete business review is finalized. Please contact us for a quote. 

Additional Fees:

We have a short list of additional fees that might be incurred depending on your tax and accounting situation, and your level of readiness.

Monthly Bookkeeping

$75-$250 per month**

Payroll

$75-$150 per month**

Any tax returns that require paper filing

$65

Copying and returning of original tax documents

$45

Taxpayers who introduce significant changes or additions
after a preliminary tax return is prepared

$150 per hour

QuickBooks help and setup, reconstructing financial statements

$75-125 per hour

Extensive research, coordinating with attorneys, business
consultation, writing correspondence (CPA or Partner)

$180-$250 per hour

Staff Accountant billable rate

$90 per hour

CPA billable rate

$180 per hour

Partner billable rate (Ernie)

$250 per hour

Audit Defense

$250 per hour

S-Election

$300

*Phone calls and emails that fall outside the scope of services included in your plan, are billed at our applicable hourly rates. There are no charges for Premier Level Clients.

** Your existing payroll and bookkeeping may be billed through Flatirons Bookkeeping and Payroll, therefore different rates may apply.

Please keep in mind that we pride ourselves in not being the nickel and dime type of tax and accounting firm. Generally speaking, we can provide a fee range or a not to exceed ceiling on our services and fees. This is what we do …all day…every day…we have a pretty good handle on what it takes to complete a project.

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Most commonly looks like, "can I deduct my home, can I pay my children, should I buy equipment, should I track mileage, etc." This is a service that is sometimes addressed by phone calls to the office and/or emails. Often times it's with an associate or staff member in our office. It can also be something addressed and finalized in an annual office meeting. Different strokes for different folks, but we are capturing what "most" business clients are availing themselves of in this area.
Includes Federal and State vouchers based on safe harbor provisions of estimated tax payments. It uses prior year data to help avoid interest and penalties. It is worked on during your 2018 tax prep meetings.
Common in our practice. Many of our business client owners want us to run projections, using very detailed versions of what they think their personal return will look like, in it's entirety. Most commonly done in our office, with a tax manager or myself.
Most commonly looks like a before and after dog and pony show that illustrates the benefits of making retirement contributions and more importantly, structuring a plan for funding the contribution over a more manageable time frame.
The corporate fee includes all applicable schedules including partner K-1s.
We include one owner tax prep and for any additional owners we would offer a bundled fee of 75% of full price.
Our Valued Price Agreements allows our clients to lock in monthly, quarterly or annual billings that even out cash flow.
It is not a popular service within our firm because of a number of online tools but we do offer it at $75 per filing period (monthly, quarterly etc.). We have empowered our clients to take this role on themselves but we are happy to address in our annual office meeting.
We took time to review our previous billing methods, and to better serve our corporate level clients, have embraced a method that allows us to fix our annual fees. That method is based on the value of those services and the costs we incur, providing them.
Individual returns start at $550 and includes Schedule A, B 2441(Child Care Expenses) and one state return. Any additional schedules range from $50 - $100.

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