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Jay Freeborne, Enrolled Agent at Washington Tax Services, open for business since 1989

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Fees - $- for Tax Representation. What's a Reasonable Fee?

So, let's get down to the most important question for some: what do we at Washington Tax Services charge for representation on your tax case?

Our BASE fee is $1750.00. We can add and subtract from that depending on your situation. This fee is a FLAT amount -- you should NOT expect to pay anything else as long as you follow our protocol. 

IRS or State Collection cases:

1.  Individual back taxes representation- Form 1040 -- Your case could be assigned to IRS - Automated Collection Systems (ACS), Revenue Officer or not in collections (yet). Full representation, tax transcript research, monitoring of tax case and resolution of tax problem - start to finish - includes appeals. "Resolution" might include Offer in Compromise, Uncollectible Status, Payment Plan Negotiation and/or Penalty Abatement. (The following list of letters might help you determine what status your IRS case is: IRS letters.) -- $850 to $4000. 

2. Payroll tax liability representation - Form 941/940 taxes -- Full representation and resolution of tax problem whether your business is open, closed or soon to be closed. -- $1050 to $5500.

3. Research of IRS tax record and analysis of tax problem -- Need to know where you stand with the IRS? What's the bare minimum of tax returns you should file? What do you owe? When are your tax liabilities going to expire? How should you resolve your tax problem? -- $175 to $500.

4.  Penalty abatement  -- Preparing an official request waiver of penalties and interest on your income or business taxes (includes appeals). -- $750 to $1550.

5. State tax representation  -- We'll handle all contact with the State for you: releasing levies, negotiating Offer in Compromise if possible. -- $1000 to $1500. 

Audit or Examination cases

1. 1040 income tax audit representation-- Full audit representation. You won't have to appear! Audits have many different stages as explained HERE. We can enter on your behalf at almost any stage but the earlier the better -- $1500 to $5500.

2. Appeal of audit or Audit Reconsideration -- If we think your audit was screwed up or if you received a Notice of Deficiency (which officially closes the audit), we can appeal it for you.  The appeal can be done by  filing an Audit Reconsideration/ or Doubt as to Liability - Offer in Compromise. -- $1500 to $4000.

Tax preparation fees are separate - but are generally comparable with any normal Accountant's fees - $150 to $350 per year. If a client CANNOT AFFORD tax preparation in addition to tax representation, we will guide and assist that client AT NO EXTRA CHARGE to do his/her own tax returns - providing the wage and income docs and a template, etc.

If you do your research, Washington Tax's fees are almost always considered the MOST AFFORDABLE -- check out this website - we are ranked #8 and the least expensive ($$$) of the Top Ten Tax Resolution companies -- Top Ten Reviews  

Done shopping? Call us with a free analysis of your tax issue at 1-888-282-4697 or email us your issue HERE and we'll call you.  Staff of Washington Tax - celebrating our 27th anniversary in 2016!


Jimmy Taiwo said...

I see there is a base fee and a fee for each service. Is it
1750 Base fee
2000 Tax return representation
3750 Total??

Or is that amount over the base fee?

Jay Freeborne - Tax Resolution Talk said...

Hi Jimmy - $1750 really represents our average fee - additional costs could be incurred if there is other complexity or tax returns are needed. But in essence - you will be fully represented for that average fee. Jay