Prices are set with the difficult times that our customers face in mind. We do not intend to add more stress.
All customers receive a year of tax consulting services. This means you may call during the summer or fall, ask questions, set up an appointment and pay nothing more than original tax preparation fee. This means that if you get an IRS or MA DOR letter, we will assist you and there are no other extra charges. It means that tax preparers will go to great lengths to avoid an IRS letter or a DOR examination.
Simple W-2 or Pension returns - $125
Homeowners who itemize - $145
Homeowners who collect rents - $195
Businesses and Sole Proprietors - $275
State returns outside of MA - $25
All prices include a federal tax return, a MA state tax return and e-filing. There are no up sells, no surcharges or no add-on fees.
Income Tax History Lesson
The first income tax went into effect in 1861 to pay for the civil war. The US heavily borrowed from England and France at that time. When the war was over and the national debt under control, the tax was eliminated. In 1913 the 16th Amendment to the Constitution allowed Congress the power to collect taxes on incomes. The first income tax was 1% on personal incomes over $3,000. During World War I the highest tax rate was 77%. In the 1950's tax rates peaked at 91%. President Kennedy began a 50 year trend to reduce tax rates to the current maximum of 39.6%.