Career Details

Tax Preparer Consultant

Career Overview

A tax preparer typically prepares tax returns for individuals and small businesses.

Education

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.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
Median:
High End:
$19,000 /yr
$36,000 /yr
$80,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Math - as much as possible!
  • Computer Science
  • Business
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
Future Outlook

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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Work Environment

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.

Schools
References

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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