But most other rates are increasing.
In another sign that the profession is pushing through at least some price increases in a highly fee-pressured environment, a new survey reports that professional tax preparers this year will be charging an average of $246, up 6%, for a typical 1040 with a Schedule A and a state return. Still, the survey finds price pressure for Schedule C’s.
The survey shows pricing for the bread-and-butter forms delivered by local independent tax professionals, including:
- Form 1040 Schedule C (business)
- Form 1065 (partnership)
- Form 1120 (corporation)
- Form 1120S (S corporation)
- Form 1041 (fiduciary)
- Form 990 (tax exempt)
- Form 940 (Federal unemployment)
- Schedule D (gains and losses)
- Schedule E (rental), and
- Schedule F (farm)
The survey also breaks down pricing patterns by region, and adds data on client payment options.