Got a call this morning. I haven't filed my personal or corporate taxes since 2004. I'd like to get it done within the week. How much would you charge?
My reply was - how about nothing as I am unable to take this on.
My assistant said I should have done my Dr. Evil's voice and said "one million dollars". That's for those of you old enough to remember Austin Powers.
I don't remember who it was, but someone posted the other day saying they lost a client to a "tax preparer" that was going to charge $15 to prepare their return. Sounds like a 16 year return bundle and a $15 return preparer would be a good match. Maybe their stars will align and find each other. Seriously though, someone is clueless enough to call up a professional tax preparer the last week of March and expect them take on a project like that and have it done in a week? Luckily they called - I'm guessing there would have been some strong urges to strangle the idiot for asking something so stupid.