What Does A Tax Preparer/Consultant Do?
A tax preparer typically prepares tax returns for individuals and small businesses.
How Do I Become A Tax Preparer/Consultant?
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.
What is the Average Salary For A Tax Preparer/Consultant?
High – 80,000
Median – 36,000
Low – 19,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Tax Preparer/Consultant?
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
What Is The Work Environment For A Tax Preparer/Consultant?
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.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Tax Preparer/Consultant?
The job outlook for this position looks good over the next 10 years, keeping in mind that geographical differences may exist.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada