What does a Tax Consultant do?

Tax consultants are experts in tax liability and tax deductions. They prepare tax returns and check for deductions to lower a client's tax burden, and help clients to write trusts and estates. They educate clients about taxes on rental property income, and help define and sort tax implications surrounding life events like a marriage, a birth or death, or a divorce. They also help with managing inheritance issues, charitable giving, or a complex tax situation.

Tax consultants educate clients about various financial issues including trusts and estates, or retirement taxes, and they stay informed about new tax laws and requirements on both the federal and state levels. They may be called upon to meet a client at their location to advise or help reduce their tax liability. They help their clients to make informed decisions about their specific tax-related issues, and they assess and research the problematic situations to identify solutions and determine tax savings and to recommend strategies that will improve a client's liability. Tax consultants have a degree in accounting, taxation, or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.1 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Tax Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$4,150 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $4K
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Tax Consultant Career Path

Learn how to become a Tax Consultant, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Ryan, LLCRyan, LLC
Property Tax Consultant
7 Aug 2020

“I really enjoyed how flexible the work environment was and how efficiently we got our work done.”

Tax Consultant
15 Dec 2019

“There is little work life balance.Need to work day and night.Stretching is normal here.”

Tax Consultant
6 Nov 2021

“Good career growth where you will be able to experience from A to Z if you stayed long enough”

Tax Consultant
22 Feb 2020

“Great place to start your career at if you plan to go in that particular field.”

Tax Consultant
12 Apr 2020

“Equality is not there in terms of career growth and whether within department or within firm.”

Tax Consultant II
13 Sep 2020

“I liked the job and I worked with really good people”

Tax Consultant
3 May 2021

“Good good good good good”

Tax Consultant II
17 Dec 2020

“Great learning and best place to start your career with”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a tax consultant

When working as a tax consultant, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Segments, Leadership, Excellent Communication, Responses and Ultratax.

The most similar professions to tax consultant are:
  • Tax Professional
  • Tax Manager
  • Tax Analyst
  • Tax Accountant

The most common qualifications to become a tax consultant is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.