Tax Attorney Salary (United States)

The average pay for a Tax Attorney is $99,690 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Tax Consulting and Tax Compliance.
Tax Attorney Salary (?
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$57,725 - $175,755
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$57,725 - $175,755  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $41,298  
Profit Sharing
$1,825 - $45,000  
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$57,372 - $206,863  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 195
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Job Description for Tax Attorney

A tax attorney is a lawyer whose specializes in guiding clients through the intricacies of tax law to help them to make the best possible financial and legal decisions. Corporations may have a tax attorney as part of their legal team to advise them and prevent them from making any expensive revenue-reporting mistakes. Many larger law firms also keep general tax attorneys on staff to assist individual clients either with proactive advice on financial matters or with revenue service inquiries or hearings. Tax attorneys also provide counsel and legal representation for clients who are undergoing an audit or face penalties or legal proceedings (such as those regarding past tax payments). In these cases, the tax attorney must provide the best possible advice for the client and help negotiate the most favorable settlement possible.
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Pay Difference By Location

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$105,000
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Experience Affects Tax Attorney Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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$105,000

Skills That Affect Tax Attorney Salaries

Legal Research
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National Average
$105,000

Job Satisfaction

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Gender

Female
37%
female alumni
 
Male
63%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
36%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 61%
vision benefits Vision: 46% employee benefits None: 14%