MD Bennett & Associates, P.S. is a CPA firm specializing in accountancy and tax preparation for individuals and small businesses.


Mark D. Bennett We take pride in providing great service. To get an idea of our focus as an accounting service provider, please read our Mission Statement.

For the 2016 filing season you may forward all your tax information once you are confident you have everything, preferably no later than mid-February. Even if you are missing a few of your tax source documents, we'd like you to forward what you do have by the February 15 so that we can get started for you. You may mail, courier, or upload your tax source documents if you don't have a need to meet to discuss particular tax issues. Alternatively, if you want to meet with Mark to discuss an accountancy or tax matter, please call to set up an appointment. Because we work out of our home office, we generally meet with clients at Issaquah and Mercer Island Starbucks locations.

OUR RATES, GENERALLY BILLED IN QUARTER HOUR INCREMENTS:

No change to our hourly rates for the 2016 filing season: $180/hr. for CPA work, tax preparation and consulting; $120/hr. for staff income tax, payroll tax and B&O tax preparation; $60/hr. for bookkeeping services and assembly work.

We do an initial telephone consultation of up to half an hour at no charge to make sure we are a good fit for you from both your and our perspectives. If we feel we cannot serve you well, we will tell you. Beyond that, we will bill our time inclusive of meetings, phone calls/emails, research, preparation, assembly, and scanning/copying. We have often found that a "quick question" is not so quick to answer given the background and tax law usually involved, but we are fair in our time keeping. You will get good value for the work you ask us to do.

For income tax return preparation, we charge a base fee to cover technology, supplies, etc. For 2016: Federal individual, $140 (increase of $5); State individual, $50 (no change); Federal Corporation, LLC or Partnership, $375 (increase of $10); State business, $215 (increase of $5) plus the time incurred to prepare at the above rates. Total fee for tax return preparation varies depending on the complexity of the tax return, the condition of the tax source documents, and how well organized the client is; all of which affect how much time it takes to prepare an accurate tax return. $275 - $600 for the "typical" individual income tax return. $800 - $1,300 for the "typical" business entity income tax return, but this assumes the business' financial records are in good shape and match the business' most recently filed tax return.


For individuals, we excel at:

We do not offer investment advice nor do we sell securities, so we can offer an unbiased view of your tax situation. If you need an investment advisor, we can provide names of professionals we trust.

For businesses, we excel at:


MD Bennett & Associates, P.S.
105 Spring Hill Road
Chimacum, WA 98325

Office hours: Office hours by appointment, please call to schedule.
voice: 206-232-1040 -- Mark Bennett, x14; Karen Bennett, x10
fax: 206-232-4868