The average cost of personal tax returns and advice in Qld saw a sizeable 27% price reduction over the last financial year. From $120/hr in FY14, the median rate is now only $88/hr.
According to the data gathered by ServiceSeeking.com.au, a good majority of Australia's tax accountants dropped their fees over the year — Qld tax accountants among them. Even budget accountants reduced their rates to $65/hr this year from last year's $79/hr. Meanwhile, premium rates rose 7% to $150/hr.
The cost of getting help with personal tax returns saw a downtrend across the country. The average tax return rates dropped across five states and one territory and stayed stagnant in one state. Currently, the most expensive personal tax return services are provided by accountants from WA. The most affordable services, on the other hand, come from Tas accountants.
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