Wondering how much it would cost to hire professional tax return services? According to ServiceSeeking.com.au's data from FY14 to FY15, the average rate of tax return experts in Vic went down from $61.25/hr to $55/hr — a 10% decrease.
Budget prices of tax return services also dipped by 20%, so they're now at $40/hr. Meanwhile, premium rates of tax return accountants remained at $120/hr for this financial year.
Most states recorded a downward movement in terms of the average cost of tax return services. Tas made the biggest price drop at 56%. The island state now has the lowest average rate for tax return experts — $52.50/hr, which is just $2.50 cheaper than Vic's average price. Meanwhile, WA is the only state that retained the average rate from FY14; the state still has the highest average cost for tax return services across Australia.
It's important to get knowledgeable professionals who can prepare tax returns efficiently. However, you should also consider if their fees match your budget. By posting your job on the site, you can get quotes from different businesses and compare up to 12 estimates.