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 Loveland, CO, 80538
Highly successful Accounting Firm searching for a full-time Tax Preparer/Accountant for immediate hire. Successful person should have 2+ years experience in Tax Preparation, individuals, corporations, partnerships and estates and trusts. This firm has been in business for 30+ years. Ownership potential for the right candidate. PTIN required. CPA or EA, requested. Excellent communication skill...
A great opportunity to work 3 months out of the year for a CPA firm in Columbus, Ohio as a tax specialist. We are seeking tax preparers to start in early February and work through the April 15th tax season. Requirements include 5+ years of tax experience with excellent technical ability and client service traits. We offer a professional environment, competitive compensation, continuing education,...
A Tax Preparer job is currently available with Accounting Principals in Greensboro, NC. The ideal candidate will have solid accounting skills, be able to multi-task, take initiative, and have a strong work ethic. Tax Preparer job responsibilities: • Work with external clients for a CPA Firm • Business tax preparation Qualifications: • BS and CPA • 5+ years of experience in public accounting ...
A Seasonal Tax Preparer job is available right now at Accounting Principals in the Greater Milwaukee, WI area. If you bring two or more years of qualified experience, then you will not want to miss this seasonal temporary assignment. Are you seeking an opportunity to build your accounting career, to be a valued member of a team, and have the ability to work additional hours for a reputable Milwauk...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce is currently working with a CPA firm that needs someone to assist until April 15th. This person must have prior experience preparing individual and corporate tax returns into Pro Systems. It would be more beneficial if someone had partnership and multi-state exposure. The company's tax software is extremely user friendly and allows for paperless returns. You will be work...
Title: Tax Preparer Location: Hudson, WI Schedule: M-F 8am-5pm Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. • Prepare individual, non-profit, and business income tax returns • Perform tax research where appropriate • Perform all work in compliance with the firm's policies and procedures • May perform detail review on tax returns, research, and compliance work with an emphasi...
Prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses but do not have the background or responsibilities of an accredited or certified public accountant. LANCERT experience preferred. Finance degree required. Alternate job titles include: Tax Advisor, Tax Associate, Tax Consultant, Tax Specialist, Income Tax Preparer, Paraprofessional, Certified Income Tax Preparer (CTP), Corporate Tax Preparer....
Company Confidential Lake Geneva, WI, 53147
A seasonal tax preparer position is now available in Lake Geneva. The position will primarily be responsible for the preparation of Forms 1041 and 1065. Qualified candidates will have the following credentials: • A bachelor's or master's degree. • At least two years of professional income tax preparation experience. • Experience preparing fiduciary and partnership income tax returns. • Profici...
Job Description: Reputable Charlotte Accounting Firm is currently seeking a Part Time Corporate Tax Preparer to join their Growing & Stable Company! This is a Golden Opportunity to get your foot in the door at a Top Rated Accounting Firm! Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: - Preparing federal, state and local tax returns for businesses, organizations and individuals. - Advisi...
At Jackson Hewitt®, we provide our clients with quality tax preparation and that starts with quality tax preparers. So, we’re now hiring experienced tax preparers for January 2012. Work full- or part-time— Bilingual English/Spanish A+ We offer IRS approved update training. BASIC FUNCTION Under general supervision and in accordance with established company policies and procedures, provides a ...
Company Confidential Houston, TX, 77024
CPA ASSISTANT / TAX PREPARER Job Description: Tax preparer and accounting assistant. Preparation of Federal individual and corporate tax returns, light accounting work as part of tax return preparation for some clients. Houston area CPA Practice is seeking an experienced tax preparer to assist us during the 2015 busy season and beyond, with the opportunity to establish an ongoing working relati...
The Expatriate Tax Preparer will be developing client relationships and providing high quality U.S. tax preparation, planning, and audit representation services for U.S. taxpayers living outside the United States ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Conduct tax interviews and analyze international tax issues for the purpose of preparing complete and accurate tax returns for US taxpayer clien...
Local CPA firm of Patrick J. Murphy, P.C. seeks a seasoned tax preparer to assist in the preparation of tax returns for tax season. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of diversified tax preparation experience, be self motivated, detail oriented and accurate. The position is seasonal from February 1st to April 15th. The position requires that you work overtime. We have been serving clie...
Company Confidential Sebring, FL, 33870
Experienced Tax Preparer for local CPA firm. Bachelor's degree and or CPA candidate a plus but not required. Experience in all areas of tax preparation - 1040, 1120, 1120S, 1065, 990. Full time salaried position. 5 days mid January to June. 4 days the rest of the year....
Company Confidential Sebring, FL, 33870
Experienced tax return preparer for small, local CPA firm for 2015 tax season. All areas of tax preparation - 1040, 1120, 1120S, 1065, 990. Only experienced need apply. Pay negotiable based on experience....
Expat - Tax Preparers Acctg/Finance - Expat - Tax Preparers Experienced Expat Tax Preparers - URGENT! Expat - Tax Preparers Expat - Tax Preparers THIS IS A CONTRACT TO HIRE POSITION WITH AN ESTABLISHED KANSAS CITY COMPANY: JOB SUMMARY Play an important role on an exciting and rapidly growing new division with the world’s largest tax preparation company. You are responsible for developing cl...
Experienced tax preparers / office managers needed for the upcoming tax season. The open positions are for January to April full time employment. Ideal candidates would return every year. We are looking for a long term relationship. This posting is for a local, family owned firm with multiple locations throughout the Miami Valley and Columbus. Experience a must, EA, CPA a plus. Please send resum...
Established income tax and accounting service is seeking experienced tax professionals and bookkeepers. Openings for experienced tax professionals in Bellefontaine, Dayton, Piqua, Sidney, Springfield, Troy, and Xenia. Our company has been in continuous operation for over 70 years. We are locally owned and operated. We offer competitive pay as well as full time-time / permanent employment for highl...
Company Confidential Lexington, NC, 27295
Experienced tax professional needed for primarily 1040 work. Client contact is mostly by phone. 1120 work or other experience is a plus. Business casual office with flexible hours. Established 25 year old local CPA firm with great staff and assistants. Seasonal work at 35 to 40 hours per week. We are just south of Winston-Salem....
At Gordon, Keeter & Co. our team of skilled professionals work together to deliver tax, bookkeeping, and consulting services to our clients who are in a wide variety of industries. We have been providing services to Concord and the surrounding community since 1992. Our focus is to put our clients in a better tax and financial position not just performing compliance work. We are located 25 minutes ...

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