Tax clerks are responsible for a variety of tax-related tasks, such as sending bills, collecting tax payments, and filing and paying sales tax returns. They work primarily for governmental departments and agencies, but also private firms and businesses.
Tax clerks must be detail-oriented and work efficiently with numbers to review reports and documents and ensure numerical accuracy, and computer skills and knowledge of various office equipment and software are also necessary. They should also have strong communication skills, be able to multitask to meet deadlines, and ensure the confidentiality of sensitive information at all times. Additional administrative tasks may include filing, photocopying, maintaining calendars, and preparing mail, and tax clerks typically work indoors at a desk in an office setting.
An associate's degree in business, accounting, or a related field and knowledge of local tax laws and regulations are often minimum requirements for this position, and some employers also require prior experience as an administrative assistant. Tax clerks typically work during regular weekly business hours.
Tax Clerk Tasks
File electronic data for sales, use, or personal tax returns.
Answer questions, resolve issues, and track down discrepancies regarding tax data.
Prepare and reconcile accounting and tax documents for individuals or organizations.