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NFIB: Paperwork Costs Small Firms Dearly

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NU Online News Service, Jan. 7, 2004, 4:35 p.m. EST – Filling out paperwork and keeping records costs owners of U.S. small businesses an average of $48.72 per hour, according to an informal survey conducted by the National Federation of Independent Business, Nashville, Tenn.[@@]

The average cost is $74.24 per hour for filling out forms related to taxes, the NFIB says.