How Much Does an Accountant Cost?

Whether you want to get your taxes done by a professional, or you want to have a company do your payroll, you may be considering an accountant in your area.  While many accountants specialize in particular sectors, the prices will vary depending on the state you’re in, the work needed to be done and the accountant you choose.

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Money and Tax Return” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by 401(K) 2013

How much does an accountant cost?

What is going to be included?

TitleWhat They Can Do
Clerk- Data Entry
- Accounts Receivable and Payable
- Bank and Credit Card Reconciliations
- Payroll Entry
BookkeeperEverything a clerk can do, plus:

- Custom Reporting
- End of Year Reporting
- Entry Adjusting
- Processing Payroll
- State and City Returns
- Quarterly Returns
- Unaudited Financial Statements
CPAEverything above, plus:

- Advising
- Auditing/Audits
- Budget Forecasting
- Tax Returns

What are the extra costs?

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How can I save money?

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