BGGE tax preparation fees are based on the type of form used, the number of forms, the number of entries per form, how the return is transmitted, and if bookkeeping services are needed to make your financial data tax-ready. For example, the base cost for preparing a Federal/State return with electronic filing for students, individual, & business return is $40, $50,& $75, respectively. Last year, the average return cost for students, individuals, & businesses was $52, $63, & $96, respectively. Because of BGGE's discount and referral program, some returns were considerably less.
By comparison, The National Society of Accountants in their fee study reported that their members charged on average $205 for a Federal 1040 with Schedule A and state return and $115 for a Federal 1040 with state return. In another study, the average prices at franchised tax offices revealed that H&R Block charged $187.17 per return (average, 2009 data) and Jackson Hewitt charged $188.96 per return (average, 2008 data).