YOU DECIDE OUR FEES
At Gold Path Tax, we provide clear, up-front pricing for all our services. We aim to make high-quality legal representation affordable by keeping our overhead costs low and by letting our clients decide what fees make sense.
We offer three different ways you can choose to pay us: either a flat fee (you are billed one fee for all legal work on your case, regardless of how many hours it takes us to complete it), an hourly rate (you are billed only for the amount of time we spend working on your case), or a hybrid plan (you receive a set number of hours of legal work at a discounted rate, after which any additional work will be billed at our standard hourly rates)—the choice is yours.
Phone us at 248-234-4092 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced tax attorney to help us determine which of our legal services may be right for your situation, and to help you decide whether or not you want to work with us. By the end of your free consultation, we will be able to give you an estimate of the amount of time your case is likely to take to complete, as well as clear pricing options for our services, should you decide to hire us.
WHICH FEE STRUCTURE IS BEST FOR ME?
On the whole, more than 90% of our clients prefer either a flat fee or hybrid fee arrangement.
Our flat fee prices are based on the average amount of time and effort it takes to resolve a certain type of tax issue for an average client. In general, clients like paying a flat fee because it gives them a clear idea of the cost up front. Many people like the certainty of knowing their tax issue will cost them a certain amount, regardless of how long it takes to resolve.
However, if you are proactive and organized—you are candid with us up front about all aspects of your situation, you send us all necessary paperwork promptly, and you communicate with us regularly throughout the process—then our hybrid fee structure will probably be best for you, since, under normal circumstances, you should save 30% or more compared with our standard flat fee prices.
An hourly rate is the most appropriate option when you ask us to partner with your family attorney or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) as part of a team to address an ongoing family or small-business situation, or when you hire us to take on a particularly small, large, or unusual case outside the scope of our normal practice. Hourly rates are billed in 6-minute (0.1 hour) increments. As a matter of courtesy, we do not bill hourly rate clients for an occasional email or phone call because we want you to be able to check-in with us periodically and to ask reasonable questions.
Note: Attorney fees do not include tax return preparation (original or amended), government filing fees, or other expenses. A signed client contract and IRS Form 2848 (if applicable), as well as an initial retainer payment, must be received before an attorney can begin representing you. Please note that we don't accept criminal defense cases, such as criminal tax fraud or conspiracy.