Fee Structure

The Watson CPA Group prides itself in being transparent and having a simple fee structure. Most business services and tax returns will fit into the fees described below. Sure, there’s always the outlier or the unusual situation, but the following information gives you an idea of our philosophy. We only have time on this earth to sell, and we cannot inventory it. Our fees are an attempt to coincide with expected time spent. Please click on each button below for more information.


We competitively offer a simple fee range of $185 to $385 for most personal tax returns. Small biz, rentals and state included.
Small businesses are commonly reported on your personal tax return on Schedule C. Typical fee range is $275 to $350.
Rental properties are reported on your personal tax return on Schedule E. Typical fee range is $275 to $350. Includes depreciation, passive loss calcs, etc.
Proper tax planning and budgeting is essential to cash flow. We can help generally for $200 to $275 for all four payment calcs including adjustments.
The first 10-15 minutes is FREE in good faith. Otherwise we charge $120 to $250 per hour, and cover several exciting topics. Get solid answers right away!
We can create a business or corporation for $375 plus the state filing fees. Includes Articles, EIN, Operating Agreement, S Corp election and consult.
We can convert your business into an S Corp for $150. Even if you are late. Save on self-employment taxes and implement advantageous executive benefits!
Accounting services are typically $200 to $300 per month, or $200 to $400 per quarter. Sales tax and bank recs included.
We do all the processing, filing and tax deposits. 5 employees, bi-weekly payroll, direct deposit, $120 per month. S Corp owners are $200 per quarter.
Fee range is $350 to $800 for partnership and corporate tax returns, yet most are prepared for $500 to $700 depending on your books. Simple ones are $350-$400.

Additional Fees

We also have a short list of additional fees that might be incurred depending on your tax and accounting situation, and your level of readiness-


Any tax returns that require paper filing $35
Copying and returning of original tax documents $35
Taxpayers who introduce significant changes or additions
after a preliminary tax return is prepared
$65 / hr
QuickBooks help and setup, reconstructing financial statements,
tallying receipts or invoices
$80 / hr
Extensive research, coordinating with attorneys, business
consultation, writing correspondence (CPA or Partner)
$120 / hr to
$250 / hr
Staff Accountant billable rate $80 / hr
CPA billable rate $120 / hr
Partner billable rate

$185 / hr to
$250 / hr

1 hour flat rate initial business consultation (click to schedule) $250

Please keep in mind that we pride ourselves in not being the nickel and dime type of tax and accounting firm. Generally speaking, we can provide a fee range or a not to exceed ceiling on our services and fees. This is what we do.. all day.. every day.. we have a pretty good handle on what it takes to complete a project.


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