Cost

Firm Pricing

We are not a fixed-fee operation because a fixed fee incentivizes rushed work. The billing matrix below features cost estimates for most common scenarios. We will occasionally take on some smaller or larger projects if the scope may change in the next year

Outlier projects:

  • New zero or little activity C-Corps
  • Multiple year projects
  • LLC or S-Corp owner with entity return prepared by G.CPA
  • Minor ISO transactions with no liquidity
  • Accounting catch-up
  • Large liquidity events / transactions
  • Included in all examples are year-end mini tax plans

Billing Philosophy:

  • We work to provide value and bill accordingly. Trusting your CPA to bill appropriately is a key component of the client-CPA relationship
  • We try our best to bill at or below fee estimates, but occasionally exceed estimates where more complex work is required
  • By using estimates and variable billing, we intend to reduce conflicts of interest and achieve equitable outcomes for everyone

To understand how we decide whether or not to take on a new client, please review our Fit page

Gillingham CPA Pricing Matrix

Annual Tax Return Engagement Fee Estimate

Individual

Business Owner

Standard

$1000

Sole-member LLC with light tax accounting support

Advanced

$2000

S-Corp & Individual return prep with light tax accounting support

Complex

$3000

Business owner + profit, sole-member LLC, requiring quarterly or yearly fully reconciled books

Stock Option-Heavy

Standard

$1000

Single, RSU and individual 250K + comp

Advance

$2000

Married, RSU and individual 250K + comp, mix of other Investments – complication

Complex

$3000

Large liquidity even, heavy ISO planning

Entity

C-Corp

Standard

$1000

Pre-operating and seed stage, light tax accounting support

Advanced

$2000

Operating C-Corp with possible full yearly books reconciliation

Complex

$3000

Operating C-Corp with Qtrly books, employees

LLC

Standard

$1000

Basic 2-member LLC, general partnership, light tax accounting support

Advance

$2000

Multi-member LLC tax work and K-1 issuance (2-10 members)

Complex

$3000

Multi-member LLC with reconciled books (>10 members)

Annual or On Request Tax Projections

Individual

Standard

$1000

Tax withholding calculations and RSU or low value ISO planning

Advanced

$2000

Tax withholding calculations, high value ISO planning

Complex

$3000

Major liquidity events or use of third party funds for exercises

Annual Accounting Work*

Accounting

Standard

$1000

Rapid reconciliation and adjustments relatively clean client-prepared books

Advance

$2000

Monthly reconciliations and books requiring significant adjusment

Complex

$3000

Significant ongoing accounting support, cost accounting, and cleanup projects

*sometimes priced into tax return deliverable

Specials and Hourly Billing Rates

Specials

$300 Basic QuickBooks online training, 1-2 sessions, setup, and training

Hourly Billing Rates

Owner CPA Rates – Tax

$225

Owner CPA Cost / Tax accounting, year-end adjusments, general consulting

$225

Owner CPA Bookkeeping

$125

Staff rates

$45 to $180

Contact Us

We look forward to working with you. Please email me directly at John at GillinghamCPA dot com or preferably fill out the contact form below. To see some of the things that make s strong client relationship, see our Fit page.

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