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Gill & McAvoy, LLP

Billing Policy

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Gill & McAvoy, LLP has a billing policy different from most CPA's who bill by the hour.  Our billing policies are designed and implemented to benefit our clients and enhance our client relationships.  Client relationships matter to us! Below are a few highlights of our billing policies: 

Fixed Pricing - Services and fees are agreed upon prior to commencement of work, and work is performed for a fixed price.  So, you may ask why we do this?  Some of the reasons include:

  • No billing surprises.  Nothing is worse than receiving a bill for much more than you expected. 
  • A billing schedule you can manage.  We will agree on a payment schedule that works for both of us. 
  • Takes the burden off of you and places it onto us.  You do not have to worry about building up a large accounting firm bill; instead we have to worry about completing the project efficiently. 
  • Stops rewarding inefficiencies.  Most accounting firms work on an hourly basis, so the more hours they can work on your project, the more they can bill you.  Efficient or not.  Believe us, CPA's and Accountants get tired, especially during tax season.  Are you willing to pay the same rate per hour for the late Friday evening or Saturday afternoon than you would for the 9 a.m. hour on a Tuesday morning?

Contracts are All-Inclusive -  With the annual fee we agree on together most everything is included - tax returns, phone calls, e-mails, consulting, responses to inquiries from regulatory agencies, etc.

  • We want to provide you with full service.  Our relationship should cover all aspects of your financial well-being. 
  • We want you to e-mail us and call us.  Too many times clients do not call to discuss the options or consequences of a transaction ahead of time.  This is normally because they fear the bill that comes along with the phone call or e-mail.  We want to eliminate that fear.  
  • Certain items may require additional fees not included in the standard contract.  These items include, but are not limited to, mergers and acquisitions, tax return filing requirements in states other than California, and audit representation for tax returns.