Clarity Tax Service’s ‘No Secrets’ Pricing System

Curious about what it’s going to cost you to have your tax returns prepared this year?

Most people are… yet they find that some major tax preparation chains will provide no more than vague estimates or deceptively low “starts at” figures.

It’s true that because family and business tax situations vary almost endlessly, it’s not possible to offer a “one size fits all” price. This is why most CPA firms charge by the hour, while the big chains have massive price lists with every form (and lines within forms) priced separately.

Here at Clarity we do it a little differently. Our flat price levels cover most of all individuals and small businesses we prepare returns for. Occasionally complex tax situations, rarely used forms, excessive number of source documents, or poorly organized source documents require exceptional amounts of time. In such cases, we add for our time (at our normal hourly rates), or a per form additional charge.

Pricing and Service Policies

Flat Rate Tax Preparation Package Pricing:

All Basic Packages include:

  • Federal 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ
  • Oregon Forms 40, 40S, or 40P
  • Complimentary E-filing, State and Federal (when available)
  • Copy of return in paper format and as a PDF file
  • All other states: $200 each
  • City returns (outside Oregon): $200 each
  • RDP (Registered Domestic Partners): see other items

Standard Packages (with consultation) include everything in the Basic Package plus one hour of in person, telephone, or email correspondence. (We do not bill for our time to gather information for your returns). This package also includes e-filed extensions without payment calculations.

Enhanced Service Packages include everything in the Basic and Standard Package plus extension filings & calculations for Federal, State, City and County, and up to two additional planning meetings/calls (15 minutes each) mid-year with the accountant of your choice.

All new clients are at the Drop-off with Consult or Enhanced Package pricing level, however after the first year many clients will enjoy discounts with the Basic Package for drop-off returns. We also honor prior year pricing for returning clients every year who bring in their documentation before March 15th.