The average salary for a Tax Accountant is $50,390 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. For the first five to ten years in this position, pay increases somewhat, but any additional experience does not have a big effect on pay.
Tax Accountant Total Pay (?
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$38,407 - $65,182
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MEDIAN: $50,390
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Tax Accountant Total Pay (?
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$12.98 - $29.80
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$38,407 - $65,182  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
Profit Sharing
$489.63 - $5,208  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,820 - $67,601  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,856
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$12.98 - $29.80  
   
Overtime
$17.05 - $40.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,987  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$489.63 - $5,208  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$35,820 - $67,601  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 2,856
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Job Description for Tax Accountant
A tax accountant's main job is to assist his or her clients with the preparation and filing of their taxes. He or she must be able to prepare tax returns and reports, maintain records, and analyze and research complex tax issues. A tax accountant must also analyze tax regulations, recommend policies that minimize tax burden, and ensure compliance with state and federal regulations. He or she must also provide support during tax audits. A tax accountant must be able to work closely and professionally with a number of different clients ranging from those who simply do not want to be bothered to do their own taxes to those who do not know how to do their own taxes. While many tax accountants work alone with their clients, in particularly difficult cases he or she may be required to work alongside additional accountants and/or associates.
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Tax Accountant Tasks
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Analyze tax regulations and recommend policies that minimize tax burden.
  • Prepare tax returns and reports, maintain records, analyze and research complex tax issues.
  • Provides support during audits.
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Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accountant
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Experience Affects Tax Accountant Salaries

National Average
$51,000

Skills That Affect Tax Accountant Salaries

Microsoft Office
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Quickbooks
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$51,000
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Gender
Female
55%
female alumni
 
Male
45%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 42% employee benefits None: 23%
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