Using fee schedules for client form processing - examples

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Fee schedules are used to define the fees for the form processing and printing services you provide to your clients. You can specify a base fee, a per-page fee, a per printed form fee, and a per recipient fee, depending on the form type selected in the Setup > Firm Information > Billing Items screen.

The form fees are assessed when you process electronic forms from the Actions > Process Electronic Forms dialog or internet or magnetic files from the Actions > Process Internet/Magnetic Files or when you print forms from the Print dialog. If you do not want to bill clients for the processing or printing of forms, mark the Exclude from billing checkbox in either of those dialogs.

Setting up a form fee schedule

To set up a fee schedule for forms, follow these steps.

  1. Choose Setup > Firm Information > Billing Items.
  2. Select Forms from the drop-down list in the Fee type field.
  3. Select the applicable form type from the drop-down list in the Form type field.
  4. Enter the fee information in the Form Type grid.
    • For federal and state reconciliation forms, mark the Exclude client copy checkbox if you will not assess fees for client copies of the forms.
    • For 1099 forms, select the appropriate form from the drop-down list in the Selected form field.

Example: W-2 forms

example24 icon Your firm processes W-2 forms for a client with 75 employees.

Billing forms W2 ex

Using the fee schedule above, the total fee for processing W-2 forms for this client is calculated as follows.

Form Type Base fee Per Printed Form fee Per Recipient fee Total
Federal $45.00 $45.00
75 Employee $1.00 $75.00
150 State
68 Local
$1.00 $218.00
Total fee $338.00

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Example: 1099 forms

example24 icon Your firm processes 17 1099-MISC forms for a client.

Billing forms 1099 ex

Using the fee schedule above, the total fee for processing 1099 forms for this client is calculated as follows.

Form Type Base fee Per Printed Form fee Per Recipient fee Total
Federal $25.00 $25.00
17 Recipient $2.00 $34.00
17 State
3 Local
$1.00 $20.00
Total fee $79.00

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Example: Federal reconciliation forms

example24 icon Your firm processes federal reconciliation forms for a client.

Billing forms Fed ex

Using the fee schedule above, the total fee for processing federal reconciliation forms for this client is calculated as follows.

Form Type Base fee Per Printed
Page fee
Total
941 (4 pp) $25.00 $1.00 $29.00
943 (2 pp) $25.00 $2.00 $29.00
944 (4 pp) $25.00 $1.00 $29.00
945 (2 pp) $25.00 $5.00 $35.00
Total fee $122.00

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Example: State reconciliation forms

example24 icon Your firm processes state reconciliation forms for a client.

Billing forms State ex

Using the fee schedule above, the total fee for processing state reconciliation forms for this client is calculated as follows.

Form Type Base fee Per Printed
Page fee
Total
Ohio (12 pp) $25.00 $1.00 $37.00
Pennsylvania
(12 pp)
$25.00 $1.00 $37.00
Total fee $74.00

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