The average salary for a Tax Associate is $52,973 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 10 years in this career. Pay for this job does not change much by experience, with the most experienced earning only a bit more than the least.
Tax Associate Total Pay (?
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$44,286 - $63,574
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $52,972
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Tax Associate Total Pay (?
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$8.51 - $25.60
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$22K$44K$66K
Salary
$44,286 - $63,574  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,997  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $4,122  
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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$40,212 - $64,878  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 694
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$8.51 - $25.60  
   
Overtime
$12.17 - $41.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,997  
   
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $4,122  
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).
)
$40,212 - $64,878  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 694
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Job Description for Tax Associate
A tax associate ensures their company is reporting their finances and submitting tax paperwork in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Tax associates generally do not work independently, but instead are hired on as part of a team. The tax associate reviews their company's financial records to verify that the company is in compliance with laws (such as Internal Revenue Service requirements). They also must ensure the company is paying proper taxes for payroll, income, investments, and property. The tax associate generally has access to many different company financial documents to guarantee the correct taxes are being paid. They must be highly organized to keep track of these files, and they must follow any relevant company privacy rules and privacy laws.
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Tax Associate Tasks
  • Ensure compliance to timelines, information requests and legal requirements.
  • Research and explain tax information, needs and paperwork, offering advice.
  • Use software to enter data and file taxes for clients.
  • Collect, validate and return tax documents.
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Experience Affects Tax Associate Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$53,000

Skills That Affect Tax Associate Salaries

Tax Compliance
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Tax Consulting
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Accounting
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National Average
$53,000
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Gender
Female
46%
female alumni
 
Male
54%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
24%
1-4 years
68%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
1%
20 years or more
0%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 13%
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