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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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,...
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 ...
Our client in Northern Chicago is looking for a full time Tax Preparer. The tax preparer should have two plus years experience with preparing individual 1040, 1120S, 1065, and be comfortable with full client interviews. A CPA or EA is preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include: · Prepare Tax returns for high net worth clients on the Personal Tax Solutions Team · Prepare and process c...
Accountemps Pasadena, CA
Job Description: Ref ID:00490-116044 Classification:Accountant - Tax Compensation:$19.79 to $22.91 per hour Seasonal Tax Preparer Needed Immediately! The ideal tax preparer must have 4 years of 1041-1040 tax experience in Pro Systems. Individual and trust return exposure is also required. A high level of computer literacy and the tech savvy ability to master our clients internal software syste...
Company Confidential Largo, FL, 33773
We are looking for a team member who is proficient in write-up bookkeeping and tax preparation for both personal and corporation tax filing. Please read the following qualifications carefully as they are the criteria we are looking for to start someone right away. This team member must: · have at least 2 years of experience in tax preparation · have at least 5 years of experience in write-up bo...
JOB DESCRIPTION Integrity Staffing Solutions is currently seeking candidates for a contract to hire an Seasonal Tax Preparer. Integrity Staffing Solutions provides comprehensive professional level staffing services on a n ationwide basis and has been bringing companies and professionals together for over 12 years. At Integrity Staffing Solutions, we find the best, highest paying professional leve...
CareersUSA, a leader in the staffing industry with over 33 years of experience, has another job opportunity for you: Our client is seeking Seasonal Tax Preparers in Chester, Brookhaven, and Woodlyn, PA. Earn $7.25 to $8.00 per hour at these full-time, temporary positions. Schedules vary, Monday through Sunday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Job Description: Prepare taxes for individuals from January 2015...
Responsibilities • Prepare federal, state, corporate, partnership, individual, and fiduciary returns • Obtain client information for the return • Keep clients' taxes to a minimum Education • Accounting degree • CPA preferred, not required Qualifications • 5+ years tax preparation experience • Familiarity with CCH ProSystem fx Tax • Familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel Skills • Exc...
RESPONSIBILITIES: Kforce has a client in Westport, CT that is looking for an experienced Tax Preparer to assist them through the remainder of tax season with individual tax form preparation during a high volume time. REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have knowledge of Pro System FX tax software Candidates must have 3-5 years + of tax preparation experience Qualified applicants are encouraged to a...
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...
Job Description: AppleOne is currently looking for a Tax Preparer for a CPA firm in Los Angeles. As a tax prepare of the CPA firm, the Tax preparer is primarily responsible for providing tax compliance support in the delivery of U.S. (federal and state) income, gift, and estate tax services to our clients. Tax Preparer will work very closely with other Tax Services, Wealth Management, Estate Plan...
Part-time position for busy tax office. This tax preparer position is seasonal. Previous 2-5 years tax preparer experience is necessary. Hours are flexible. Experience with ProSystem fx tax software a plus....
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...
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...
Are you an experienced Tax Preparer? If so, Manpower would love to hear from you. A well respected company in Duluth, Minnesota has a temporary tax preparation position available. The working hours are flexible, you may work part time or full time, $14-$15 per hour. Requires prior on the job tax preparation experience. Please submit your resume to ***** or you may call Manpower in...
NW Oklahoma City telecom tax and regulatory compliance firm seeks highly motivated individual with excellent Excel and Word skills and an accounting/financial reporting background. Must be detail oriented and self-motivated. Overtime required....
Company Confidential Secaucus, NJ, 07094
Tax Preparer/Accountant Accounting and tax firm 35 years in existence Full-time Seasonal Position with potential for Permanent Part/Full Time Position Successful Accounting and Tax Firm that provides tax preparation services seeks a CPA/Enrolled Agent or candidate with CPA eligibility. A minimum of 3 years’ experience in individual and business tax preparation is preferred. The following Qual...
Short Description: Responsible for tax compliance, tax accounting, tax reporting. Additional responsibilities may include annual renewals of employer’s business licenses, annual corporate registrations, and monitoring compliance for miscellaneous government taxes. Duties/Responsibilities: · Compute taxes owed or overpaid, using adding machines or personal computers, and complete entries on form...
Tax Preparer (Seasonal) Express Employment Professionals is searching for a detail-oriented candidate to fill the position of Tax Preparer for one of our top clients. The Tax Preparer is a seasonal and temporary position and will identify potential tax credits and liabilities and ensure accurate and complete returns are filed in a timely manner. Essential Job Functions: Complete taxes owed by f...
Page 1 of 5 Syritsyna-Day & Associates/aka/USD Inc. Douglas M Day EA/RIA Federal Tax Consultant/Registered Investment Advisor “Enrolled to practice before the IRS” 349 Greene St., Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 860-3887 off (866) 910-0905fax www.taxreliefservice.net, ***** Purpose/Job description for Tax Preparers as of 01/07/2015 We have opened our doors to candidates seekin...

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