Ainsworth & Co, Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors.

Our Accounting & Bookkeeping Fees

Ainsworth Accountants Fee Guide

Please note, this web page is not a quote and is subject to agreement with each new client prior to the commencement of Services.

The fees below are estimates for well kept records, and for Accounts and Tax Returns which are not overdue, nor within one month of being due when first contacted.

Fees to new clients in 2018 will also hold for 2019, if circumstances broadly remain the same.

Single Shareholder / Director Limited Companies - Monthly payments - please see blue insert column to the right of this page >>>

Contractors please see Contractors and IR35.

Self Assessment: SA Return - if no major complications: Estimate £180 (does not include Year End Accounts)

Sole Trader Accounts: (not Ltd. Co.) ie. Profit and Loss Account only, and based on a well kept set of books and records: From £200

Limited Company: Preparation & Submission of Statutory Accounts and Corporation Tax Returns: to HMRC; Abbreviated Accounts submitted to Companies House:  First year introductory offer - for a single Shareholder / Director company, based on a complete and well kept set of books and records: From £720. Subject to annual review.

Property Accounts: Preparation and Profit & Loss Account from £150 per property.

Bookkeeping: and VAT Returns: Per Hour £15

Management Accounts: Per Hour £50

Bookkeeping Training, Excel & Accounting Software Training & Support:
Per Hour £80

Payroll/PAYE: Monthly: 1 director or employee: £10; then £5 for additional directors or employees

Main Fee Rate: - For correspondence, accounts, general tax, business plans, and any further work which arises: £80 per hour

Fees for Overdue and "Last Minute" Accounts & Tax

Our fees for Accounts and Tax which are overdue, or are within one month of the due date are £100 per hour for Accounts and Tax, and £30.00 per hour for bookkeeping. These fees are payable £500 in advance blocks on account.

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Our Typical Monthly Fees for a Limited Company
We are not VAT registered

Estimate based on one Shareholder / Director

Typical Monthly Fees


Statutory Accounts & Corporation Tax
 Preparation and filing

PAYE / Payroll
 Monthly RTI
 Final Y/E submission
 One person

Dividend Accounting & Legal
 Completion of Dividend
 and legal requirements

Self Assessment
  Salary and Dividend
  Planning (note 1)

Bookkeeping Support
 Bookkeeping support
 for our free spreadsheet


Note 1: Based on
Single shareholder/director
UK Tax Returns

Additional Director / Shareholder 30.00
 Support & submissions

Online Software

Additional Bookkeeping Services
 From (per hour)