Frequently Asked Questions

Here are answers to some questions we frequently receive about us and our services.

Q. What do you charge?

A. That is a very tough question to answer because there are so many variables. Do you need just a personal tax return done? Or are we handling a partnership tax return with 10 partners? The answer will vary but our method of telling you will not. We offer fixed-price agreements which means we don’t bill most projects on an hourly basis. That means you will know the price of our services before we begin our work. Give us a call and we’ll give you a complimentary quote.


Q. What are your hourly rates?

A. We don’t charge an hourly rate. We charge on a fixed-fee basis so you know exactly how much we will charge.


Q. Do you bill if I have a question during the year?

A. We do’nt like to nickle-and-dime our clients, so we don’t charge for short phone calls or emails. We want you to call us without being afraid of being “on the clock.”  If we discuss a question you have and it’s not a short consultation, we will let you know ahead of time if there will be an additional fee. We will quote you up-front and you can decide whether to have us do the work or not.

SMT & Associates, Inc. serves towns and cities throughout northern Illinois including Algonquin, Barrington, Cary, Crystal Lake, Huntley, Lake in the Hills, McHenry, and Woodstock. We serve McHenry County, Lake County, Kane County.