Fees

At EMD, you never have to compromise world-class quality and service.  Our rates are a fraction of the Big 4 and other national tax firms, but our quality and service are second to none, anywhere!  Based on the specific tax-related service you need, we offer a variety of flexible pricing options, including the following:

Hourly Fee:
This traditional structure provides the highest quality services for a reasonable hourly rate.  Unlike many other national tax or law firms, we do not charge our clients in increments of every 6 minutes.  So, feel free to pick up the telephone and give us a call.  This pricing method is available for all EMD services.
Fee Per Tax Form:
This logical fee structure charges clients
a standard flat-fee for each main tax form prepared, plus a fee per additional form or schedule included with the main tax form.  Forms are assigned a price based on complexity.  This pricing method allows clients to get a more accurate estimate of the true pricing before the tax return preparation is commenced.  If you have ever had your tax return prepared elsewhere on an hourly basis, then you know the importance to avoid major pricing surprises.  This pricing method is available for most EMD income tax return preparation services.
Fixed Monthly Fee:
This easy-to-budget fee structure charges clients the same monthly fee for each month of service provided.  Unlike with most other national tax firms, you know your exact expense every month well in advance, without any unexpected, inconsistent or additional charges.  This pricing method is available for all EMD recurring services.
Flat Fee:
This simple fee structure charges clients a one-time all-inclusive fee for the entire specific service being provided.  Unlike many other national tax firms, we sympathize that often times this is the only pricing method that allows clients to truly compare pricing proposals due to existing complexities.  If you’re experienced with this pricing method, then you know it provides the ultimate peace-of-mind.  This pricing method is available for many of the EMD services.
Contingency Fee:
This no-risk fee structure charges clients a fee equal to a percentage of the financial benefit actually received (i.e., amended tax return refund, assessment reduction, increased tax attributes, etc.).  Pursuant to this pricing structure, EMD shares all the risk of success with its clients and allows clients to fund their fee from tax savings.  At EMD, clients always maintain full control over the final decision-making of each tax-savings recommendation.  This pricing method is only available for services involving reverse tax audits, tax audit assistance or tax assessment reductions for prior years.
Fixed Fee Per Return:
This Fortune 1000 fee structure charges a fixed amount for each tax return prepared, plus a per-entity fee, if applicable.  This pricing method allows clients to get a much better understanding of the total fee before the tax return preparation is commenced.  If you’re experienced with amended tax returns, then you know the importance to avoid surprises and sticking to your budget.  This pricing method is available for tax projects involving many amended tax returns, (i.e., Revenue Agent Reports (RAR's).