BlackBull Accounting, Inc.



Be Bullish. Spend less and receive more!

At BlackBull, we strive for transparency. Our tax prep fees are form-based and fully itemized, and our Bookkeeping pricing is hourly (sometimes flat rate); however, we do not charge by the hour for professional correspondence. As you know, every tax return is different and requires different forms, so prices vary (see Tracks A, B, and C below). Over the past 10 years, we have consolidated offices, streamlined operations, increased efficiencies, embraced the technology, and reduced our overhead. We proudly pass those savings on to you

In general, BlackBull pricing is often well below standard industry pricing.  A client of ours told us we are like the "Costco" of the accounting world. We offer high quality services at a great value. We're OK with that! 

Although we use the industry’s leading tax and accounting software, BlackBull makes extraordinary efforts to keep costs down. The lower we keep our operating costs, the lower we can keep our fees. At BlackBull, we have decided to impress our clients with amazing service, quality, and value in lieu of fancy offices and high overhead. So far, that seems to be agreeable with everyone. If you feel we are over-delivering, then we are doing things right! Remember the win/win scenario?  Oh yeah, and don't forget to ask about our Military Discount. We take care of our active duty families!

Here is a quick break down of our pricing matrix:

Tax Return Preparation 

  • Our invoices are always itemized showing every form used!
  • No arbitrary or predatory pricing EVER! Pricing is NOT based on refund amount, tax savings, prep time spent, or income levels!
  • Basic Federal and State tax returns generally start at $200.
  • To provide a rough estimate up front, we have three tax tracks: Tracks A, B, and C based on complexity ​
    • Track A (basic to moderate) - range is $200 - $500 (average is about $390)
    • Track B (moderate to complex) - range is $450 - $600 (average is about $510)
    • Track C (complex to crazy) - range is $550 - $1,000 and up (average is about $615)
  • Pricing changes with complexity (tax forms, schedules, statements, worksheets, and state filings).
  • If your final cost is different than the average, there is always a reason!
  • Additional tax research required is provided at no additional cost.
  • We allow face-to-face or remote drop-offs and completions for ease and convenience.
  • You may deduct your fees from your tax refund (bank fee applies).
  • We include our Audit Assistance Program for $30 with tax prep. Or if you opt out of AAP, we offer Audit Assistance Services starting at $250.
  • Our comprehensive tax preparation process includes searches for deductions, maximizing refunds, and developing strategies for upcoming years. We treat your tax return as if it were our own!
  • We offer a rush service, LeapFrog, for $200-$500 depending on nature of the return.
  • Keep calm! We strive to make sure our fees are never an issue for you. Let us know if you have questions on your tax prep fees.

Corporate & LLC Tax Returns (and Trusts) - (1065, 1120, 1120-S, 1041) - Our corporate tax prep fees generally cap out where most accounting firms begin! 

  • Corporate/LLC returns start at about $400. The average fee is about $600; however, if your tax prep fee is is greater or less than $600, there is a reason. A variety of factors affect entity tax prep pricing: depreciable assets, inventory, balance sheet adjustments, and credits.
  • All Corporate/LLC returns include K-1 generation for Officers & Members.
  • We prepare 1041 Trust returns on a case-by-case basis - the fee structure is similar.

Some benefits of BlackBull tax preparation:

  • Reduction of taxes owed.
  • Increased accuracy and completeness.
  • Capture of expenses and deductions.
  • Time savings and stress reduction.
  • Explanation of new tax law changes.
  • Proactive coaching, tips, and instruction at completion appointment.

  Bookkeeping

  • We only charge $65 per hour for bookkeeping and we are lightning-fast. 
  • We are an exclusive QuickBooks Online firm with VIP Diamond-Level and QBO ProAdvisor Certification (that's kind of a big deal).
  • QuickBooks Online is real-time with 100% client access 24 hours a day - NO down time.
  • Our bookkeeping services can include: QBO subscription, QBO set-up, customization, imports, uploads, synchronization, tech support, custom chart of accounts, transaction categorization, reconciliations, bank sync, and financial statement production.
  • Our customizable Chart of Accounts provides our busy clients with the transparency necessary for solid, business management decision-making in real time.
  • Financial statement production is part of our bookkeeping services and billed accordingly. We strive for GAAP compliant and tax return ready financials.
  • We bill on the quarter hour (not half hour) to keep your costs down.
  • The tax savings generated from professionally prepared books generally surpass the bookkeeping service fees. Most clients experience net gains as a result.
  • Why spend hours of your precious time messing with something we can complete in minutes?

 Payroll

  • Payroll services are provided to our monthly bookkeeping clients as a value-added convenience.
  • Our payroll services are offered with minimal margins for our bookkeeping clients.
  • Payroll services can include: QBO Full-service payroll set-up only, monthly payroll processing, and annual 1099-misc filings.
  • If you prefer ADP Payroll, we can offer you access to wholesale pricing.

Consultations & Strategy Planning

  • We offer 1-hour consultations for our prospective clients ($115 fee may apply).
  • As needed, we can refer you within our network of specialists and trusted advisors.

  Set-Up of Corporations and LLCs

  • We do not bill by the hour like some attorneys we know! All work is included for a flat fee of $1,775 (CA only) (+ filing fees) *fees may vary.
  • Set-Up Includes:
    • Establishing Entity Name (including name availability check)
    • Filing FBN
    • Filing Employer Identification Number (EIN) 
    • Filing Form 2553 (S-corp election)
    • Limited Offering Exemption Notice (LOEN) filing with Department of Business (DOB) 
    • Initial filing of Statement of Information (SOI)
    • Incorporator's Statement
    • Initial Board of Directors (BOD) Meeting and Minutes (including waiver)
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Appointment of Registered Agent
    • Corporate Bylaws
    • Stock Certificates & Ledger
    • Official Corporate Seal
    • Corporate Records Book (hardback, embossed binder with case)
    • Annual Reminder Checklist
    • 1-hour business consultation upon completion
    • Ongoing assistance with corporate compliance and strategies

 Small Business Consulting

  • Mark wrote The Small Business Start-Up Workbook © to address the initial needs of our small business owners (satisfaction guaranteed or your money back).
  • The Workbook is economical, highly-effective, and provides an ongoing valuable resource.
  • The Workbook alleviates the need to take notes, rely on memory, or expend additional time and money.
  • BlackBull provides additional small business coaching and consultations for only $115 per hour.