Salary for Tax Preparers

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 will usually earn wages on a scale from 24000 to 36000 based on levels of tenure. Tax Preparers will most likely earn a compensation of Thirty Seven Thousand One Hundred dollars every year.

Tax Preparers can make the most money in Massachusetts, which has average pay levels of approximating $60440. Professionals that work in these jobs are compensated highest in Finance and Insurance, where they can get salary pay of $48940.

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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 7.89 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Tax Preparers tend to make the most in the following industries
Management of Companies and Enterprises $48,940
Finance and Insurance $46,400
Health Care and Social Assistance $40,290
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $36,930
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,430
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $33,430
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $36,930
Health Care and Social Assistance $40,290
Finance and Insurance $46,400
Management of Companies and Enterprises $48,940
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