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Working As A Tax Preparer

  • Getting Information
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Processing Information
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Repetitive

  • $63,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Tax Preparer Do

A Tax Preparer is responsible for income tax preparation for individuals and companies. They review financial records, such as income statements and documentation of expenditures to determine the forms needed to prepare tax returns.

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Tax Preparer Career Paths

Tax Preparer
Accountant Senior Accountant Accounting Manager
Assistant Controller
6 Yearsyrs
Accountant Office Manager
Business Office Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Accountant Finance Analyst Senior Finance Analyst
Manager Finance Planning And Analysis
8 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Charge Bookkeeper Office Manager
Office Manager Of Human Resources
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Consultant Office Manager
Accountant And Office Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Staff Accountant Senior Accountant Controller
Accounting Director
11 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Manager Controller
Finance Controller
9 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Manager Property Manager
Director Of Property Management
6 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Credit Analyst
Credit Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Senior Accountant Accounting Manager
Senior Accounting Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Accounts Receivable Specialist Finance Analyst Senior Auditor
Audit Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Specialist Credit Analyst Credit Manager
Accounts Receivable Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Tax Accountant Senior Tax Accountant
Tax Manager
8 Yearsyrs
Tax Accountant Senior Tax Accountant Tax Manager
Senior Tax Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Specialist Finance Analyst Accounts Payable Supervisor
Accounts Payable Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Specialist Consultant Accounting Manager
Comptroller
6 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Customer Service Manager
Collections Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Charge Bookkeeper Accountant And Office Manager
Account Human Resources Manager
6 Yearsyrs
Charge Bookkeeper Project Accountant
Management Accounts Manager
5 Yearsyrs
Payroll Administrator Accounting Supervisor Accounts Payable Manager
Account Operations Manager
6 Yearsyrs
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Average Yearly Salary
$63,000
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$35,000
Min 10%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$63,000
Median 50%
$114,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
CyberCoders
Highest Paying City
Plymouth, MN
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
2.0 years
How much does a Tax Preparer make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Tax Preparer in the United States is $63,801 per year or $31 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $35,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $114,000.

Real Tax Preparer Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Auditor/Tax Preparer Secore & Niedzialek, PC Phoenix, AZ Apr 18, 2012 $80,000
Tax Preparer Energy Tax Savers, Inc. NY Aug 06, 2012 $73,045
Tax Preparer Pupilo Agency, Inc. Yonkers, NY Jan 01, 2016 $69,977
Tax Preparer Pupilo Agency, Inc. Yonkers, NY Jan 01, 2015 $64,238
Tax Preparers Thomson Professional & Regulatory Services, Inc. Downers Grove, IL May 14, 2008 $55,200
Tax Preparers Thomson Professional & Regulatory Services, Inc. Downers Grove, IL May 23, 2008 $55,200
Accountant Tax Preparer Miller Kaplan Arase LLP CA Nov 16, 2014 $55,000 -
$62,000
Tax Preparer Cc & Associates Consulting Inc. NY Aug 27, 2016 $54,492 -
$58,436
Tax Preparer Cc & Associate Consulting Inc. NY Aug 27, 2016 $54,492 -
$58,436
Tax Preparers J. Crane CPA PC Cambridge, MA Feb 04, 2010 $54,454
Bilingual Tax Preparer JWC Tax and Financial Solutions, Inc. Raleigh, NC May 08, 2016 $53,810
Tax Preparers Jenny Cho & Associates Dublin, CA Jun 26, 2014 $53,000
Accountant Tax Preparer Law Enforcement Tax Specialists Glendale, AZ Jan 20, 2012 $52,175
Tax Preparer RSM McGladrey, Inc. Vienna, VA Jun 10, 2010 $51,500
Tax Preparer Jacob I Zuber, CPA PC MA Aug 01, 2010 $43,827
Tax Preparer and Foreign Tax Consultant VD&T Consulting LLC Miami, FL Sep 15, 2016 $42,619
Tax Preparer and Foreign Tax Consultant VD&T International LLC Miami, FL Sep 15, 2016 $42,619
Accountant and Tax Preparer Seal Services, Inc. Fresno, CA Apr 26, 2010 $42,450
Tax Preparer Cosmopolitan Accesories Inc. Tucker, GA Sep 02, 2010 $40,248
Tax Preparer Apicella, Testa & Company, P.C. Shelton, CT Oct 01, 2012 $40,000
Tax Preparer KVB Partners, Inc. New York, NY Sep 24, 2016 $40,000
Tax Preparers Sax Macy Fromm & Co., PC Clifton, NJ Mar 12, 2010 $33,893
Tax Preparer Yin Lu CPA, PC NY Sep 05, 2014 $33,058
Tax Preparer JWC Tax and Financial Solutions Raleigh, NC Apr 21, 2015 $32,302
Tax Preparer Aft Consulting LLC Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $32,000 -
$36,000
Tax Preparers Lama Accounting, Inc. Jackson, NY Oct 01, 2011 $32,000
Tax Preparer Dao CPA, PC Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $32,000

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Top Skills for A Tax Preparer

  1. Income Tax Returns
  2. Difficult Tax Returns
  3. Financial Statements
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Prepared individual income tax returns.
  • Referred to tax handbooks for especially difficult tax returns for clarification.
  • Developed and analyzed financial statements for various clients to offer insight into increased profitability.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service by anticipating customer needs and considers the impact of all decisions/actions on the customer.
  • Performed business accounting for small business clients utilizing proprietary company software.

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Top 10 Best States for Tax Preparers

  1. Delaware
  2. New York
  3. Colorado
  4. Massachusetts
  5. Michigan
  6. Texas
  7. Minnesota
  8. Connecticut
  9. Vermont
  10. Hawaii
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Tax Preparer Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applier with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate. At Zippia, we went through over 46,198 Tax Preparer resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Tax Preparer Demographics

Gender

Female

60.8%

Male

26.2%

Unknown

13.0%
Ethnicity

White

57.6%

Hispanic or Latino

16.9%

Black or African American

12.4%

Asian

9.7%

Unknown

3.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

51.6%

Mandarin

11.0%

Chinese

10.0%

French

5.8%

Cantonese

3.7%

Russian

2.5%

Japanese

2.0%

German

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Arabic

1.5%

Hindi

1.4%

Portuguese

1.4%

Korean

1.1%

Italian

1.0%

Urdu

0.7%

Hmong

0.7%

Polish

0.6%

Tagalog

0.5%

Gujarati

0.4%

Turkish

0.3%
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Tax Preparer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

29.8%

Strayer University

8.8%

Kaplan University

7.0%

Ashford University

6.0%

Southern New Hampshire University

4.4%

Liberty University

4.2%

American InterContinental University

3.9%

University of Houston

3.8%

University of Texas at Dallas

3.4%

Colorado Technical University

3.2%

Temple University

3.2%

DePaul University

3.0%

Houston Community College

2.6%

Monroe College

2.6%

Fordham University

2.5%

Grand Canyon University

2.5%

Baker College

2.4%

Davenport University

2.3%

San Francisco State University

2.3%

University of Texas at Austin

2.2%
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Majors

Accounting

41.9%

Business

24.8%

Finance

4.2%

Health Care Administration

4.0%

Criminal Justice

2.9%

Medical Assisting Services

2.5%

Nursing

2.2%

Psychology

2.2%

Management

1.8%

General Studies

1.8%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.6%

Education

1.4%

Legal Support Services

1.4%

Human Resources Management

1.2%

Computer Science

1.2%

Economics

1.0%

Computer Information Systems

1.0%

Marketing

1.0%

Liberal Arts

0.9%

Pharmacy

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.5%

Other

23.0%

Associate

16.4%

Masters

14.6%

Certificate

5.9%

Diploma

2.2%

Doctorate

0.8%

License

0.6%
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