A Tax Director earns an average salary of $148,638 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$107,487 - $200,530
MEDIAN: $148,637

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$107,487 - $200,530  
$6,764 - $47,820  
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$114,665 - $236,976  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 425

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Job Description for Tax Director

A business tax director is responsible for creating, planning, and implementing a cohesive tax strategy for their business. Their primary responsibility is the preparation and completion of tax reports, which includes ensuring that company tax documents and returns are complete, organized, and accurate. If any tax issues arise within the company, the tax director must resolve them. Business tax directors must be responsible for understanding relevant domestic tax laws; depending on the company, tax directors may also need to understand tax laws in other countries (especially if the company has dealings or holdings overseas).


Tax Director Tasks

  • Oversee quarterly and annual regulatory and tax preparation, submission and disclosures.
  • Interview, train, and oversee tax staff.
  • Direct strategy to increase use of credits, incentives and other tax-related accounting items.
  • Review and evaluate all accounting procedures for compliance and accuracy.

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Experience Affects Tax Director Salaries

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Skills That Affect Tax Director Salaries

Tax Consulting

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Job Satisfaction

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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%