Gary, I usually ask for $5,000 and it includes the voluntary disclosure. This is an instance where I do not do a flat fee but instead charge by the hour against a retainer. The voluntary disclosure piece is actually quite simple. The process is:
1. We need to get pre-clearance – this takes maybe 15 minutes once you have the info. Its a simple fax with name, DOB, SSN and address
2. You still need to do the missing returns and sort out what a resolution to the unpaid balance looks like
3. Once pre-cleared you will submit the returns and disclosure letter
4. Resolve the tax debt
So I usually state in my letter that we will “represent you before the IRS” and just increase my retainer slightly to cover the additional time for the voluntary disclosure process.