A tax preparer typically prepares tax returns for individuals and small businesses.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain this position. Completing a two-year program in accounting technology or a related field may provide for more opportunities. Some organizations may require a four-year bachelor’s degree in accounting.
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
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A tax preparer will work for a tax preparation firm. Some are self-employed. Because the work is seasonal, many people do this work part-time.
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Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
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