WCG Fee Structure
Posted May 5, 2019
We pride ourselves in being transparent and having a simple fee structure. Most business services and tax returns will fit into the fees 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.
Personal Tax Prep
We competitively offer a simple fee range of $500 to $700 for most personal tax returns. Small biz, rentals and state included.
Small Biz, LLCs, Rentals Tax Prep
Small businesses are commonly reported on your personal tax return on Schedule C. Rental activities are reported on Schedule E. Typical fee range is $500 to $700.
Partnerships, Corps Tax Prep
Fee range is $800 to $1,200 for partnership and corporate tax returns.
We can create a business or corporation for $425 plus the state filing fees. Includes Articles, EIN, Operating Agreement and S Corp election.
S Corp Election
We can convert your existing entity into an S Corp for $375. Even if you are late. Save on self-employment taxes and implement advantageous executive benefits!
S Corp Costs
People want to know costs, and while this might seem like more shameless self-promotion, you still need to understand what you are getting into. WCG specializes in S corporations which have a small number of shareholders, and often just a one-person show.
Sales pitch alert! WCG specializes in small businesses which have a small number of owners, and often just a one-person show. Did you know that 95% of all S Corps have only one shareholder, and 99% of all S Corps have three or fewer shareholders?
Common S Corp candidates and current clients for WCG are consultants, financial advisors, physicians, chiropractors, doctors, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurse anesthetists, insurance agents, photographers (the profitable ones), online retailers, FBA retailers, among several others. We also have several medical groups and financial advisor teams.
The tax savings of an S corporation is not in dispute. But what does it cost to have tax preparation, payroll and consultation done? Because small businesses are a core competency for us, we have created Business Advisory Services packages that includes the following-
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2020 Tax Planning, Preparation
|Tax Planning, Tax Projection Worksheets||$350 – $500|
|Small Business Tax Deductions Optimization||Included|
|Section 199A QBI Tax and Salary Optimization||$300|
|Estimated Tax Payments (thru payroll or directly)||inc. or $75 per|
|2020 Business Entity Tax Prep||$800 – $1,200|
|2020 Individual Tax Prep, One Owner||$500 – $700|
|Expat / Foreign Income Calcs, Forms, Filings||$300 – $500||Add-On||Add-On||Add-On|
|IRS Audit Defense||NA|
|Situational Tax Law Research (up to 3 hours)||$750|
2020 Payroll Services
|Reasonable Shareholder Salary Calc (RCReports)||$400|
|Shareholder Payroll Processing (up to 3)||$1,200|
|Employee Payroll Processing (up to 25 employees)||$300/month||Add-On|
|Annual Payroll Processing (W2s, up to five 1099’s)||Included|
Business Advisory Services
|Consultation, Periodic Business Reviews (PBR)||$1,000||Quarterly||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Complimentary Quick Chats (CQC)||Included||Unlimited||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|Interfacing with Other Service Professionals||$500||Unlimited||Unlimited|
|QuickBooks, Xero Consulting||$500|
|Fractional Controller (Bookkeeping)||NA||Add-On||Add-On||Add-On|
|Financial Statements Analysis, Comparisons||$1,200||Quarterly||Quarterly|
|Cash Flow Management and Analysis||$750 – $1,000|
|First Research, Industry-Focused Consulting||$250|
|National and Metro Economic Reports||$150|
|KPI Analysis, Benchmarking, Trend Analysis||$750 – $1,000|
|Budgeting, Forecasting, Goal-Setting||$750 – $1,000|
|Strategy and Maintenance|
|C-Level Financial Advice and Strategic Planning||Included|
|Succession Planning, Exit Consultation||$750 – $1,000|
|Annual Business Valuation||$3,000ish|
|Annual Corporate Governance, Meetings||$150|
Couple of things to keep in mind- we make very little profits on payroll processing… we offer it as a convenience to our clients. One throat to choke with a single call can be reassuring but if you want to run your payroll, go for it! And… the benefit of WCG preparing both tax returns is that we slide things around depending on income limitations, phaseouts, alternative minimum tax (AMT), etc. Having our arms around both can yield great tax planning and some excellent tax savings!
Some more things to consider- when a partial year remains, our usual annual fee is pro-rated to not charge you for services you didn’t use (like payroll and consultation). However, a large chunk of our annual fee is tax preparation which is typically a fixed amount of $1,300 (both corporate and personal). Whether we onboard you in January, July or December, we have to prepare a full-year tax return. This increases the monthly fee for the remaining months of the year but the monthly fee will later decrease in January of the following year to reflect the amounts above.
Break-even analysis is based on our annual fee of $2,940. If an S corporation saves you 8% to 10% (on average) in taxes over the garden-variety LLC, then $2,940 divided by 9% equals $32,667 of net business income after expenses.
You can always find someone to do it for less- we know that. At the same time, we have a vested interest in your success and provide sound tax and business consultation as a part of our service. Here is a link to our Periodic Business Review agenda that we cover throughout the year so our consultation to you is comprehensive-
We also have written a webpage on end of year tax planning-
And, to see our entire fee structure (transparency)-
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