Get Paid Faster this Tax Season: Six Good Reasons to Send the Bill with the Return

It’s good for business and considerate to clients.

by Ed Mendlowitz
Tax Season Opportunity Guide

Ed Mendlowitz

Tax season is a business and businesses need to be paid.  It is harder to justify prices when providing services rather than products.  Products are usually priced before delivery while many times services are priced after delivery, i.e. performance.

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Many accountants price returns before they are worked on, usually basing the fee on last year, or a rate schedule.  Sending a bill with the return establishes the relationship that you should be paid promptly for the work done.