You may be wondering what our prices are. Price is important.
Tax work is not as clearly defined as some other practice areas. For example, with plaintiff’s personal injury cases, an attorney knows that their fee is 20-40 percent of the recovery. An estate planning attorney knows that a will and estate plan is $1,000.00.
With the examples, you can see that longer more nuanced cases and those with a large recovery, like a personal injury case, justify contingency fees. These fees help the plaintiff finance the legal costs to bring the action.
With projects that are clearer to define and usually of shorter duration, fixed fees may be warranted. Drafting an estate plan is an example. The estate planning attorney has a good idea of how much time it will take to draft your estate plan. Thus, the estate planning attorney can quote a fixed fee.
Tax work has all of the characteristics of the larger complex cases with a large recovery, such as tax refund litigation cases, to smaller defined projects, like filling out tax returns.
Given this reality, we charge fees based on pre-negotiated terms. This can include:
- Fixed fees – we charge a set lump sum price for work on your case.
- Hourly rates – we charge a set hourly rate for work on your case.
- Contingent fees – we charge a percentage of the amount you recover.
The type of fee varies based on the type of work and, in many cases, your preference.
Typical Tax Attorney Fees
If you want to see an example of what a typical tax attorney might charge, you can see an example based on our fee schedule here.
If you scroll to the bottom of the page, we outline what a typical fee might look like.
You will note that the fees are generally pegged to how much time we think the project is going to take. We generally do not peg the fee to the amount of tax savings, etc.
Pro Bono Legal Aid
If you are not able to afford an attorney, there are several providers who may provide free or low-cost services. We have provided links to pro bono tax lawyers in the Houston area at the bottom of this page.
If you are ready to talk to us about your case, please contact us at (713) 909-4906 or schedule an appointment online to talk to our tax attorneys.