How long does it take typically to prepare and file a corporate tax return for a midsized company? Given that you didn't prepare the quarterly and year end provision. when do you get wps?

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Anywhere from 20-150 hours? It’s impossible to do anything but wildly guess without knowing the project


You're a senior, you should have an idea of what the job entails


Completely depends. If we did the audit and have their workpapers and only have to ask for supporting information it goes much faster. Is it a new client? Do you have to do their depreciation? How many m-adjustments they have and their complexity plays a huge role as well. It can be anywhere from 40-100 hours depending on the above.

Your best bet is to try and pull the time spent on it last year to see when it was worked on and how many hours were spent on it (provided it isn't a new client). If the team is largely unchanged, estimate fewer hours due to familiarity and efficiency. If it's a whole new team, add 25% to those hours.


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