Tax Preparer Jobs

Tax Preparer Job Overview

Tax preparers are well-trained professionals who help businesses and individuals prepare tax returns. They must have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations involved in tax preparation. Some typical duties of tax preparers include:

  • Communicating with clients in order to understand their needs and help them address their tax-related concerns
  • Keeping up to date on federal, state, and county tax laws
  • Consulting with coworkers and supervisors when an unusual situation arises, which may include contacting the IRS when a particularly troublesome question crops up
  • Asking clients the right questions to make sure that they file all the proper forms with accurate and thorough information
  • Double checking forms to make sure that all the numbers are accurate and in the correct location
Tax accountants and tax resolution specialists, both of which are jobs closely related to tax preparation, have more in-depth duties. Individuals who are thinking about pursuing one of these careers may start out as a tax preparer in order to get a feel for the world of taxation prior to advancing.

Tax Preparer Job Education Requirements

A background in accounting or another financial field is helpful for tax preparers, but it is not usually necessary to obtain an entry-level position. Job candidates take a class hosted by a tax preparation agency. If they perform well in the class and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the material, they may begin work as a tax preparer. Some tax preparers, especially the ones who deal with complicated tax situations, need more extensive education. They may have a college degree, but their education must continue year after year to keep up with the latest tax legislation.

Tax Preparer Job Market

The primary demand for tax preparers happens at the beginning of every calendar year, from January to mid-April. This is when most people file their federal income tax return. Some individuals, those who receive an extension from the authorities, may file after the infamous April 15 deadline. That being said, there is also a need for tax preparers throughout the year. Businesses and many self-employed people must file taxes on a quarterly basis.

Tax Preparer Job Salary Information

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median hourly wage for tax preparers is roughly $17. About 10 percent of tax preparers earn $38 or more an hour. Entry-level tax preparers can expect to make well below the median wage.

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Company Confidential Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Provident Financial Management is a Business Management firm handling all tax and financial matters for entertainers/musicians/high net worth individuals. We are seeking a Tax Associate to work in our Santa Monica office. Qualifications • 2-4 years experience in tax preparation with a strong emphasis on high net worth individuals and related entities • Strong analytical and communication skills...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Tax Preparer (1040) Plano, TX Contract Unspecified Apply Apply Tax Preparer (1040) Plano, TX Contract Unspecified Apply Job Details If you are a Tax Accountant with individual income tax expertise, seeking a company (private industry) with a better work-life balance and culture that rewards your...
Tax Preparer needed to assist in completing individual tax returns. Flexible hours offered for full time work through tax season. Must have at least 1 year of experience. Flexible hours, competitive salary offered!...
TAX PREPARER NATIONAL TAX GROUP The Ayco Company, L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company, is one of the nation’s leading providers of comprehensive financial counseling and education services for corporate executives and employees as well as high-net-worth individuals and families. We are looking to fill a Tax Preparer opportunity in our National Tax Group, located in Deerfield, Illinois. Responsibiliti...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a solid Tax Preparer (1040/1065/1120) located in Garden City, New York (NY). Competitive salary and benefits, beautiful offices and unlimited advancement potential. REQUIREMENTS: 3+ years diversified Tax preparation (1040/1065/1120) experience and a desire to advance CPA completed or in progress Any relevant education and /or training will be cons...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client seeking a Tax Preparer/Tax Reviewer for their growing New York, NY practice. In this excellent opportunity with unlimited advancement potential, the candidate will have responsibilities for preparation, review, research and supervision related to Corporate, Partnership and Individual Tax returns. REQUIREMENTS: To be considered for this fast track, visible o...
TAX PREP FIRM, MIDTOWN, SEEKS EXPERIENCED SENIOR TAX PREPARERS KNOWLEDGE OF LACERTE SOFTWARE AND ENROLLED AGENT STATUS IS A PLUS 10+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE REQUIRED...
TAX PREPARERS & REVIEWERS Encompass The Ayco Company, L.P., a Goldman Sachs Company, is one of the nation’s leading financial counseling firms. Ayco has provided specialized services in such areas as tax and estate planning, investments and insurance to Fortune 500 executives for over 30 years. Ayco’s National Tax Practice is responsible for tax preparation, compliance and planning with individu...
Small Eastside CPA firm seeks Temp P/T Tax Preparer Must have knowledge and experience with individual tax programs. Send resume to ***** Click to apply by EMAIL =...
Company Confidential Cincinnati, OH, 45202
Tax Preparer needed immediately! GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FOR AN ESTABLISHED CPA FIRM THAT OFFERS A GOOD WORK/LIFE BALANCE AND HAS STEADILT GROWN AS A PROFESSIONAL FIRM! A CPA firm, located in the Cincinnati metro area, is looking to add a Tax accountant to its team of CPA professionals. This person will work closely with staff on all phases of tax engagements for multiple clients. He/she will ...
Seasonal position for experienced Tax Preparer who can compile individual returns. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Saturday with some flexibility. Must have at least 6 years of public accounting experience preparing taxes....
The main function of the tax preparer is assisting in 1040 preparation. Qualified candidates will have experience preparing 1040s. Experience with Lacerte or equivalent software a plus! Interested candidates should apply to this position for immediate consideration....
Mughal and Associates Corporate Recruitment is seeking a Tax Preparer/Bookkeeper to work for our client, a boutique CPA firm in Miami, FL. Our client provides the perfect opportunity for Para-Professional or Bookkeeper who is looking to enjoy the benefits of a smaller firm. If you have an entrepreneurial spirit and are looking forward to helping grow a business, then this is the firm for you. Our...
The Financial Store with H&R Block San Jose, CA
Job DescriptionJob SummaryPrepares federal, state, and local tax returns for individuals, business establishments, or other organizations. We are looking for a seasonal tax pro starting in January and ends April 15th, 2015. Training on company programs and procedures begins ASAP in order to complete tax returns promptly at the beginning of the tax season. Training is completed in one of our compan...
Liberty Tax Service Madison, WI
Join the fastest growing Tax Preparation Company in America! Liberty Tax Service is looking for individuals who are interested in becoming or have been tax preparers! Our Tax Preparers are an integral part of our business. Experience needed! Here are some of the things you’ll enjoy as a Liberty Tax employee: · Earning extra money! · Preparing fast, accurate, and friendly tax returns · Learnin...
Accountemps Houston, TX
Job Description: Ref ID:00220-114669 Classification:Accountant - Tax Compensation:DOE Accountemps is currently anticipating the need for a Tax Preparer to fill a seasonal position. Our client is located South of the Airport has a full time position that would run through April and possibly into May. Hourly salary is TBD and the assignment could start ASAP. Client is willing to consider a regis...
Simplesy Cleveland, OH
Description We are a startup tax firm that will help make a difference in others lives. Responsibilities Under general supervision and in accordance with established policies and procedures, performs a variety of services related to income tax preparation. This position has access to and works with information of a sensitive, highly confidential nature; and regularly deals with diverse matters ...
Taxamize Accounting Atlanta, GA
Description National Tax Company, looking for tax preparers with great attitude and hard work ethic. We provide a fun work environment while accomplishing our task. We're opening several new locations that need a little help. There's no experience required. Serious inquires only. Start TODAY! Job Benefits: Competitive Pay Flexible Hours Performance Bonuses Career Opportunities Free Educatio...
Tax Preparer or CPA- Bilingual in Spanish/ English (N. Highlands, CA) We are a tax resolution company looking for an experienced Tax Preparer or CPA to join our awesome staff. Candidate should be bilingual in English & Spanish. Candidate must possess tax preparation experience in schedules:( SCH C, SCH D, SCH E, 1120's, 1040's etc...) Candidate must be team oriented, punctual, positive attitude...
Mom Corps on behalf of our client Plano, TX
We are working with our Plano area client partner that is in need of a Part Time Tax Preparer. Flexible schedule working 15-20 hours per week assisting with tax preparations Intuit experience required....

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