Tax preparers charge an average of $142 for a preparing a 1040 and up to an average of $566 for an 1120, according to a new fees survey from the National Association of Tax Professionals.

More than half the preparers surveyed (56%) request payment when the return is completed but before filing. Almost half (43%) said they prepared an increasing number of returns over the past two years; a similar percentage (46%) saw their return workload remain about the same over the past two years.

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