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 helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

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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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.


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

Finance and Insurance
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Wholesale Trade

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Other Services (except Public Administration)
Educational Services
Public Administration
Wholesale Trade
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Health Care and Social Assistance
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