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Pricing

 

At Guardian CPA we pride ourselves on our competitive pricing. While it is not possible for us to know a fair price for our services until after we have reviewed your situation, below are approximations that can be expected for a few common fees and various service categories. An accurate estimate is given in an engagement letter which is provided following a discussion to understand your specific needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us to learn more.

Payment in full is required before a Tax Return is filed.

Administrative

  • QuickBooks subscriptions: As a client, you can get accounting firm pricing which can save you up to 10% off monthly subscription prices. Subscriptions range from $25-180/month, with payroll at a separate price based on number of employees.

  • Admin (Copies, faxes) and research tasks - minimum of $8 fee with research fees based on hours.

  • Delinquent balances, NSF, etc - minimum $20 and a percentage based on overall balance.

Advisory

This category has a wide spectrum for needs, we advise clients in pursuit of goals, training, financial planning for individual or business needs, tax planning and financial statement analysis and presentation. We begin with the diagnosis, where we determine what aspects of the business need to be improved. The fee for diagnosis service is $350. Once we begin the minimum fee is $65. For some advisory services that are not part of our advisory packages, the hourly rates start at $130/hr. Click here to learn more.

Businesses seeking executive type support may seek a short or long-term engagement tailored to each business and the level of involvement they seek. Strategic advisement, process improvements, and more is possible through packaged advisory service level agreements (Essentials, Basic Plus, and Professional) Services that start at $560/month.

Bookkeeping and Accounting Packages

Setup bookkeeping fees and write-up services range in complexity and frequency. Many of these services have a minimum $70 threshold and an hourly rate associated with them. Our firm offers monthly accounting packages which often is a great value to our small business clients as they get a trusted business and accounting professional to help ensure accurate books and help with ANY firm service to meet their current and changing needs. These packages start at $300/mo based on level of support and are priced based on volume of transactions and overall revenues.

Tax filings and Services

Since we want to ensure accuracy and provide you with the most reliable estimate, we determine the final cost after reviewing your unique situation. Tax preparation fees will vary based on the complexity of your financial situation such as the number of forms required, audits, significant disorganization, filing in multiple states, and any unique circumstances that may arise during the filing process. This is standard practice for most tax services. Businesses engaged in other services (bookkeeping or advisory) receive discounted fees for tax preparation.

Table of approximate prices for accounting services

Discounts

  • ​ Whether active or retired, those of military, police, fire, and teacher professions, are eligible to receive discounts. Once verified, any engagement will include these in billings.

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