Most accountants hide their prices until you're already in the door, or worse, until they've already finished your tax return. They know you don't have time to find another accountant and count on you reluctantly paying their prices. That's not right. You should have an accurate estimate before you even arrive.
This price estimator fixes that problem. As you answer the questions, it will instantly calculate how much your tax return preparation will cost. The estimator includes the most common schedules, forms, and credits, as well as a few popular services. But, it doesn't include absolutely everything.
When you're ready, call me, text me, or email me, and we’ll make you an appointment. We'll get your tax return done the right way, the honest way.
Do you own the house you live in, have a lot of medical or dental expenses, or have you lost property due to disaster or theft?
Did you have over $1,500 of interest and dividends, have an original issue discount (OID), or exclude interest from certain non-taxable bonds?
Did you own a business this last year? This may include freelancing income if you had related expenses.
How many Businesses did you own?
Did you have any capital gains or losses? You may have capital gains or losses when you sell an investment asset or real estate.
Did your capital gains or losses come from brokerage transactions? The first 20 transactions are included in the cost of Form 8949.
Did you own a rental property?
How many rental properties did you own?
Did you receive income or losses from partnerships, S corps, estates or trusts?
How many pass-through entities did you receive income or losses from?
Did you, your spouse, or a dependent have higher education costs?
Were you without health insurance at any point during the last year?
Did you have dependent care expenses?
Did you receive wage income, salary income, income from being a contractor, or retirement income?
An extension to file gives you extra time to prepare and file your tax return. But, it does not give you extra time to make a tax payment.
With same day service, I will prepare and return your tax return to you for review within a day of receiving all your information.
Power of Attorney allows me to discuss your tax situation with the IRS on your behalf.
If you've lost them, previous year's tax information and returns can be requested from the IRS.
Cost: $215 - 215
Taxes are complex. Some of these questions had to be oversimplified and others had to be left out altogether. In most cases, the final price will fall in the estimated range, but in others, the final price may be slightly more expensive.
(Form 1040, state return, & Schedule A)
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ, PA): $314
Michael Eckstein Tax Services price: $240
National average: $218
Michael Eckstein Tax Services price: $75-200
National average: $142
Michael Eckstein Tax Services price: $25-45
National average: $165
Michael Eckstein Tax Services price: $150
(Only Form 1040)
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ) average: $131
Michael Eckstein Tax Services price: $110
(Form 1040 & Schedule A)
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ) average: $193
Michael Eckstein Tax Services price: $155
(Form 1040 & Schedule C)
Middle Atlantic (NY, NJ) average: $283
Michael Eckstein Tax Services price: $185-310