Fee Structure

The J. Walter Michael & Associates’ Tax & Accounting Group prides itself in being transparent and having a simple fee structure. Most tax returns will fit into the fee ranges described below. Sure, there’s always the outlier or the unusual situation, but the following information gives you an idea of our philosophy. We only have time on this earth to sell, and we cannot inventory it. Our fees are an attempt to coincide with expected time spent. Many tax preparation companies charge you a basic rate, and then add on additional charges for eFiling, joint returns, rental properties, capital gains, small businesses, etc. And once you’re committed and find out the total fee, it’s too late. Our fee always includes your state tax return foreign earned income exclusion calculations.

Personal Tax Prep

​We competitively offer a simple fee range of $250 to $325 for most personal tax returns. Small business, rentals and state included.


Rental Property Tax Prep

​Rental properties can be great investments and offer ways to shelter your taxable income. But there are some pitfalls if not prepared correctly.


Estimated Tax Returns​

Proper tax planning and budgeting is essential to cash flow. We can help generally for $150 to $250 for all four payment quarters including adjustments.

Consultation ​

The first 10-15 minutes is FREE in good faith. Otherwise we charge $150 per hour, with a 50% rebate towards future services.

Business Formation

​We can create a business or corporation for $200 plus the state filing fees. Includes Articles, EIN, Operating Agreement and S Corp election.

S-Corp Election

We can convert your business into an S Corp for $50. Save on self-employment taxes and gain executive benefits such as health insurance and education!


Accounting services are typically $150 to $300 per month, or $200 to $400 per quarter. Sales tax and bank recs included.



We do all the processing, filing and tax deposits. 5 employees, bi-weekly payroll, direct deposit, $101 per month. S Corp owners are $175 per quarter.

Small Business, LLCs Tax Prep

​Fee range is $350 to $800 for partnership and corporate tax returns, most are prepared for $450 to $600 depending on your books. Simple ones are $350-$400.


Partnerships, Corporations Tax Prep

We offer a fee range of $350 to $800 for your partnership tax returns (Form 1065) and corporate tax returns (Form 1120 and 1120s).