If you are wondering how much a H1B will cost for an organization, USCIS has offered the details of H1B filing fees for H1B 2009. Applications will be accepted from 1st of April, 2008. ( just 33 more days... look at the count down timer at the top of the page)
Base Filing Fee : $320
ACWIA Fee: $750 (1-25 Employees) or $1500 (more than 25 Employees)
Fraud Fee: $500
Premium Processing: $1000
Note that these are the fees to be paid to USCIS. Many organizations will incur other expenses towards the filing like Attorney fees.
USCIS has also offered helpful information for Organizations that are looking to file for H1B petitions this year.
Though many are expecting a similar rush as in last year, going by the initial indications from top consulting companies, we may not see such a mad rush this year. Last year this time, many firms did not accept any new application beyond February. But this year, firms are still looking out for prospective Professionals.