*Based on the 2020-2021 Income & Fees Survey Report of the members of the National Society of Accountants, tax prep by a CPA costs an average of $220 for the simplest, non-itemized personal return and $733 for the simplest business return.
**Half off Rocket Tax is for annual members only.
†Members also get 40% off when hiring a lawyer from our network. When applicable, discounts exclude government fees.
Frequently asked questions
How does Rocket Tax work?
With Rocket Tax, you’ll start by answering a few quick questions about your situation so we can match you with the right tax pro. Once you’ve got your tax pro, you can hand off your documents and they’ll take care of the rest.
When your return is ready, just review, RocketSign and you’re done!
Have questions about your tax situation, documents or completed return? Send a message to your tax pro anytime.
Which business types does Rocket Tax support?
We support every type of business and industry in all 50 states. Whether your business is a side hustle, single member LLC or a corporation with multiple employees, we connect you with a tax pro who understands your unique needs and can help both you and your business benefit from all the latest tax laws.
In many cases, you may not need to file as a business at all. We provide guidance to help you understand which package is right for you, or you can talk it through with one of our tax specialists at (888) 627-1186.
Do you file personal tax returns?
Absolutely! A tax pro can prepare your personal tax returns, your business return or both. Simply tell us what you need, and we’ll put together a custom tax package just for you. Get started now
Can I file for multiple tax years?
Yes, whether you’re filing late or amending a return, we’ll match you with a tax pro who can get your past returns filed with the IRS and any states you need.
Do I have to use special tax software?
Nope! You will work with a licensed tax professional who will do all the heavy lifting—without any DIY tax software. All you need to do is answer a few simple questions to get started, add your tax documents, and RocketSign. Your tax pro does the rest.
I have Rocket Lawyer as a benefit through my work. Do I get half off Rocket Tax?
Definitely! If you have a Rocket Lawyer membership as a legal benefit through work, you get half off Rocket Tax. Just sign in and your discount will be applied automatically at checkout.
Can I see the final cost before I commit?
Yes, after answering a few quick questions, we’ll put together a custom tax package just for you. You’ll have a chance to review the final cost before checking out.
How are the tax pros vetted?
Tax pros are required to undergo a background check, as well as provide compliance documents to verify their credentials including:
Proof of Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)
Proof of Electronic Filing Identification Number (EFIN)
Copy of their EA License (if applicable)
How long will it take for you to file my tax return?
The standard delivery time is 7 days after receiving your tax documents. Need a faster turnaround? For an additional cost your taxes can be ready to sign in as little as one day!
Talk to a tax specialist about our 1-day and 2-day expedited options now (888) 627-1186.
When will I get my refund?
For the fastest refunds, the IRS recommends that you choose “direct deposit” which means your refund will be sent electronically into your financial account. Otherwise, refunds are issued by the IRS on their timeline. The good news is, the faster you file, the faster you’ll get a refund—with a 7-day average turnaround, it doesn’t get much faster than Rocket Tax!
How will I be notified of updates about my taxes?
Once you’re a Rocket Tax customer, you will receive notifications by email throughout your filing journey, including when you’re matched with your tax pro, any time your tax pro messages you, when it’s time to RocketSign your tax return, and when your tax return has been filed.
Push notifications will be available soon with the Rocket Lawyer mobile app. Download it today!
What happens if I miss the IRS filing deadline?
If your taxes are in-progress close to the filing deadline, your tax pro will automatically file an extension for you at no additional cost. Just remember, an extension to file is not an extension to pay—if you owe taxes, you still need to pay by the deadline.
As a reminder, the filing deadline is April 18, 2023 for personal taxes and March 15 OR April 18, 2023 for business taxes, depending on the type of business.
To understand your filing deadlines, ask your tax pro or call us at (888) 627-1186.
What types of expedited services do you offer?
For an additional cost your taxes can be ready to sign in as little as one day! Expedited filing services are available until April 1st to meet the April 18th deadline.
Talk to a tax specialist today about our 1-day and 2-day expedited options (888) 458-0974.