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When the IRS Calls . . .

What DO you do when the IRS calls?

The Taxpayer’s Lifeserver is a step-by-step guide to what you can do yourself, and when you need a professional.

Fee Schedule 2017

Legal Services
Simple Will $1,200+
Living Trust with Pour-over Will $1,500+
Contract Review $400+
Business Formation-Basic $1,500


Lawyer Fee $400/hour
CPA Fee $150-$350/ hour
Accountant Fee $75-$95/hour
Bookkeeper Fee $45-$75/hour


Individual Income Tax Returns
Basic Tax Return $180+
Schedule A (Itemized Deductions) $180
Schedule D (Capital Gains) $48+
Schedule E (Rental) $180
Schedule C or F (assumes bookkeeping is in good order) $450-$550
Review of Prior Year Return NO CHARGE


Business Tax Returns
Form 1065 (Partnership) $792*
Form 1120 (C Corporation) $792*
Form 1120S (S Corporation) $792*
Form 1041 (Trust) $792*
Form 706 (Estate) $3,500+
Form 990 (Tax Exempt) $834*
State Returns (Non-Texas) $180+*
TX Franchise (First time preparation) $168
TX Franchise (Annual) $114
TX Franchise > $1.5M (Annual) $175+
Forms 1099 and W-2 (Base Rate 1-5) $66+
Forms 1099 and W-2 (Base Rate 6+) $72 + $4 per 1099

*Fees for business returns may be less if the business is very simple. Fees may be more for complex businesses or pass-through entities with more than two owners.

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