Tax Preparation Quotes and Services

Dear Sir/Madam,

I am a Canadian citizen livign and working in the US and am interested in using your tax preparation and tax advice services. I would like to get a quote from you on how much a tax consultation and tax preparation would cost for next year. Here are the highlights of my status:

1. Married, but wife is not working
2. Living in California
3. Moved to the US 2 year ago. Taxes for past 2 years were prepared by a firm specializing in US/Canada tax.

I am also interested in getting advice on purchasing a house in Toronto Canada and the tax/finanicial implications of doing so. I would appreciate it if you could provide me with the quote for the tax preparation and for getting advice on the real estate (separately).

Thank you in advance.

david ingram replies

I usually quote between $800 and $2,800 for US / Canada Tax Preparation.

I charge $400.00 Cdn per hour plus 6% GST if the client is in Canada and the work is staying in Canada and/or returning to Canada.

The following is a price guideline which is posted on the web site which i send out when requested.

Note that phone consultations tend to be $400 and would likely, usually cover your real estate question.  If you have paid for a consultation and phone back with a 5 minute follow up a couple of times, I do not usually charge for that 5 minute follow up.