One of the largest tax preparation businesses lists their starting price for professional tax preparation at $69 per federal return and an additional $59 for each state. That’s $128 to walk in the door with a W-2. If you have student loans, children, an HSA or a house you are looking at additional charges. This could bring your total closer to $350 dollars.
Here at JAJ the CPA we charge between $75-$125. That’s right, our highest price is below their starting price and you always work directly with a CPA!