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Become A Tax Preparer

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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

  • $22,556

    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 Demographics

Gender

Female

70.3%

Male

25.8%

Unknown

3.9%
Ethnicity

White

74.6%

Hispanic or Latino

13.0%

Asian

10.0%

Unknown

1.8%

Black or African American

0.6%
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Languages Spoken

Spanish

49.7%

Chinese

10.9%

Mandarin

10.7%

French

5.9%

Cantonese

4.0%

Russian

2.2%

German

2.2%

Japanese

1.9%

Vietnamese

1.8%

Hindi

1.6%

Arabic

1.6%

Korean

1.4%

Portuguese

1.4%

Hmong

0.9%

Urdu

0.9%

Italian

0.9%

Tagalog

0.6%

Gujarati

0.5%

Turkish

0.4%

Polish

0.4%
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Tax Preparer Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

26.2%

Strayer University

8.4%

Southern New Hampshire University

6.5%

Kaplan University

6.3%

Liberty University

6.3%

Ashford University

5.9%

American InterContinental University

5.2%

Colorado Technical University

3.8%

Grand Canyon University

3.2%

Temple University

3.0%

DePaul University

3.0%

Southwest Tennessee Community College

2.7%

University of Houston

2.6%

Ultimate Medical Academy - Clearwater

2.6%

University of Illinois at Chicago

2.4%

San Francisco State University

2.4%

Delgado Community College

2.4%

Walden University

2.4%

Fordham University

2.3%

University of Delaware

2.3%
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Majors

Accounting

41.3%

Business

24.9%

Finance

4.4%

Health Care Administration

3.9%

Criminal Justice

3.0%

Medical Assisting Services

2.2%

Psychology

2.1%

Management

2.0%

Nursing

1.9%

General Studies

1.8%

Legal Research And Advanced Professional Studies

1.6%

Education

1.6%

Legal Support Services

1.4%

Human Resources Management

1.4%

Computer Science

1.3%

Marketing

1.2%

Computer Information Systems

1.1%

Nursing Assistants

1.0%

Economics

0.9%

Law

0.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

36.0%

Other

23.9%

Associate

15.7%

Masters

15.2%

Certificate

6.0%

Diploma

1.8%

Doctorate

0.9%

License

0.5%
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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 23, 2008 $55,200
Tax Preparers Thomson Professional & Regulatory Services, Inc. Downers Grove, IL May 14, 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 Wm Stukey & Associates LLC Grapevine, TX Nov 30, 2015 $40,000
Tax Preparer Zaldivar, Sattar & Associates Los Angeles, CA Sep 17, 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 Dao CPA, PC Houston, TX Oct 01, 2012 $32,000
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

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Top Skills for A Tax Preparer

DifficultTaxReturnsTaxableIncomeFinancialRecordsSmallBusinessesCustomerServiceIRSTaxLawHandbooksTaxReturnFormsStateIncomeTaxesDeductibleExpensesDataEntryAdditionalInformationStateTaxReturnsTaxSeasonPersonalComputersTaxPayersTaxFormInstructionsIndividualTaxReturnsTaxTablesIncomeTaxReturns

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  1. Difficult Tax Returns
  2. Taxable Income
  3. Financial Records
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Organized or aided in the preparation of simple to difficult tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
  • Interview clients, face-to-face or over the phone; to obtain additional information on taxable income and deductible expenses and allowances.
  • Review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures.
  • Review financial records and forms needed to prepare tax returns for individuals and small businesses.
  • Deliver exceptional customer service by anticipating customer needs and considers the impact of all decisions/actions on the customer.

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