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Pricing and Costs of Tax Consultants

ByTerri Deno, writer
Sep 17, 2010
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Find tax consulting services that fit your budget

There are many types of tax consultancy services available for businesses. Some of the most common are consultants that handle property taxes, federal taxes and payroll taxes. Most businesses use software or accountants to cover these tasks, but software cannot always handle complicated tax laws. In addition, accountants can charge more money than you would pay a tax consultant in certain circumstances.

No matter what type of taxes you need help preparing, choosing the right business tax consultant is an important step in getting the help you need. Pricing and costs of tax consultants depends on many factors, some of which include:

1. The type of tax consulting your business needs.

2. Whether you hire a tax adviser for a single job or as a full-time consultant.

3. How much work your business has to do to fully process its taxes.

Choose the right property tax consultants for your business

Many tax consultants work in conjunction with lawyers to handle questions and concerns about tax issues, and also to take legal action on property tax issues when necessary. Many property tax consultants charge contingent fees, plus a small standard filing fee, for any issues or complaints. Contingent fees can be anywhere from 10 to 25 percent of the total settlement.

Find a tax consultant that works exclusively online

A tax consultant that works exclusively online can be very convenient for businesses, but there are some drawbacks. On one hand, working with a tax consultant online is the quickest way to get answers to your tax questions. On the other hand, consultants who work exclusively online do not have direct access to you or your company. It is a cost-saving option if you are on a budget, anywhere from $25 to $1,200 depending on the amount of contact you have with the consultant.

Hire tax specialists who can customize their services to your business

Tax professionals that consult on many tax issues tend to take the same approach for many situations. But if you want to best service for your business, look for tax consultant professionals that can customize their services to better help your business. Customized consulting can typically cost $2,000 or more per year.

  • If you need help with taxes for a specialized business, find tax consultants that have a background or interest in your line of work.
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