Professional preparation of a non-itemized Form 1040 will cost a taxpayer about $110, while an itemized 1040 with Schedule A will run about $201, according to a survey from the National Society of Accountants.

The society's survey of 1,371 accountants across the nation did reveal cost differences based on location. For example, accountants in the Midwest charged a mean of $96 (non-itemized) and $163 (itemized Form 1040), while those working in the Northeast, South and West charged between $111 and $116 for a non-itemized return and between $205 and $226 for an itemized return.

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