What does a Tax Professional do?

Tax professionals provide advice and support related to the payment and reporting of taxes, and the completion of tax returns and other tax-related documents. They assist in the preparation and submission of tax returns for individuals, self-employed professionals, businesses, and other entities. They provide advice and guidance to help taxpayers minimize their tax bills by utilizing all possible deductions and credits, while ensuring they still meet their tax obligations. They also provide support for audits and inquiries. Many tax professionals work on a short-term, seasonal basis.

Tax professionals typically have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, and a background in accounting, bookkeeping, or similar roles. A professional designation such as a CPA is an advantage. They should have extensive experience preparing tax returns and related supporting documentation. Proficiency using tax preparation software programs or online tools is helpful.

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Work/Life Balance
3.2 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.9 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Tax Professional Salaries

Average Base Pay

$2,065 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $2K
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Tax Professional Career Path

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Read what Tax Professional professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Her Majesty's Revenue & CustomsHer Majesty's Revenue & Customs
Tax Specialist
29 Jul 2021

“The HMRC offer flexible working and I am currently fully home based which suits my situation as a working parent.”

Her Majesty's Revenue & CustomsHer Majesty's Revenue & Customs
Tax Specialist
2 Aug 2021

“There is great scope for career and personal development as a result of this scheme and I feel adequately challenged.”

Senior Assurance Associate
25 Jun 2021

“The people are honestly awesome and haven't had any issues in my time here.”

Senior Tax Associate
25 Aug 2021

“There is a coaching and constructive feedback system that fosters personal growth and development each year.”

Her Majesty's Revenue & CustomsHer Majesty's Revenue & Customs
Tax Professional
9 Oct 2020

“Other departments seem to have good work life balance and I feel I am paid well.”

Job DuckJob Duck
Profile Preparer
18 Jun 2021

“Job Duck claims to "Help incredible people find amazing jobs working from home for a US based business."”

Edgar, Kiker & CrossEdgar, Kiker & Cross
Senior Professional Staff
7 Apr 2020

“Work life balance is difficult during tax season but that’s expected at any CPA firm.”

Fifth ThirdFifth Third
Customer Information and Tax Specialist
7 Aug 2020

“No career development unless have a degree or mental re than a few year of experience.”

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