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Hey ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿ‘‹
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I'm Michael Eckstein - an award-winning accountant for marketing agencies. And, I also do some personal tax prep to round out capacity during tax season (and, well, because I like money).

This is my tax return pricing guide, which describes common tax situations. I'll use it to calculate your tax return's price. Most tax returns cost $750 - 1250. More complex tax returns with side hustles, investment properties, or several investments may cost more.
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(oh, and this is my pretty face)
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โ€Žโ€Ž๐Ÿค“Pricing:
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PriceExplanation
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Base rate (incl, federal and one state)$750This is the minimum fee for the simplest returns. Your price starts here and increases based on which situations on this list describe you.
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- then add -
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โ˜€๏ธCommon situations:PriceExplanation
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Additional state filings$250You moved to another state or have multi-state income
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Extra time to file (aka, an extensions)$75You need an extra 6 months to file your return
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(* all returns that aren't filed by April 1st go on extension)
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Raising kids$100You have kids
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Owning a home$50You own your home
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Higher eduction (for you, partner, or kids)$100You (or a family member) took university classes
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๐Ÿ“ŠInvesting situations:Explanation
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Sold a few stock, mutual funds, or crypto$50Less than 20 transactions due to simple rebalancing or small sell offs
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Sold a lot of stock, mutual funds, or crypto$100More than 20 transactions
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Complex transactions$100 eaRSUs, Roth conversions, nondeductible IRA contributions, debt discharge, etc
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(* multiple RSU vests and sales from the same company count as one complex transaction)
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K1s / PTPs$50 eaTax doc from publically traded partnerships (frequently oil & gas pipelines)
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K1s / small business owners$100 eaTax doc received from an S-corp or partnership that you're a shareholder/partner of
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๐ŸขBusiness & rental situations:Explanation
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Renting a property$175 eaRented your property out (incl, on Airbnb or thru a property management company)
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Side hustle or small consultancy$100 eaYou run a small side hustle or received a little 1099 income (and had minimal expenses)
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Small business or agency$600+You run a business or agency with sigificant expenses
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Missing depreciation schedule$100You're a new client with a business or rental property and missing depreciation schedule that needs to be rebuilt
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S-corp analysis$500+Tax analysis and projections for SMLLCs vs S-corps
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S-corp or partnership tax return$2000+The minimum fee for separate business returns
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โž•Addons:Explanation
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Tax consult$350A 60min meeting for hard hitting tax questions
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Any upfront price estimate is based on an initial assesment of your tax situation using information you provide.
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Final price may differ based on your actual tax situation. Applies to individual returns for tax years 2023 and earlier. Prices subject to change.
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Fee sheet includes prices for most common forms, credits, schedules, and services. If you require something which isn't listed, please inquire about pricing.
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