Salary for Tax Preparers

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Also known as:  Corporate Tax Preparer, Income Tax Advisor, Income Tax Preparer, Licensed Tax Consultant, Tax Consultant, Tax Specialist

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Many small businesses and individuals seek help in filing their tax returns. The professionals who prepare and file their taxes are tax preparers. The complexity of tax forms that they prepare ranges from simple to extremely complex, and may include reviewing the work of other tax preparers to ensure accuracy. As professionals, their goal is to ensure that a client pays the minimum tax required and receives the largest tax return possible, where applicable. Individuals in this occupation must stay current regarding tax code changes and available deductions and benefits. Familiarity with tax law, codes and financial software, as well as a high school diploma or its equivalent, are requirements for this occupation.

A Tax Preparer usually gets a pay level of somewhere between $22,090 - $93,540 depending on education and experience. will most likely receive a wage of fifty-two thousand seven hundred and ten dollars each year.

are compensated highest in Texas, which has average wages of approximately $73,480. People with this job title have the most lucrative average salary level in Finance and Insurance, where they can get average job salaries of $69,760.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 53.51 percent nationwide in that time.

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Tax Preparers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Finance and Insurance
$69,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$64,200
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$63,130
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,590
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,480
Wholesale Trade
$52,010

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
$27,160
Educational Services
$46,740
Public Administration
$50,880
Wholesale Trade
$52,010
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$52,480
Health Care and Social Assistance
$55,590