Tax Preparer Salary

The average pay for a Tax Preparer is $12.07 per hour. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Quickbooks, Accounting, Tax Consulting, and Bookkeeping. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
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$19,556 - $67,278

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$8.28 - $22.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$19,556 - $67,278  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,609  
Commission
$101.37 - $23,435  
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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$17,910 - $54,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 337
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$11$22$33
Hourly Rate
$8.28 - $22.44  
   
Overtime
$11.92 - $32.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$22K$44K$66K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,865  
   
Commission
$101.37 - $23,435  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $9,609  
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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$17,910 - $54,784  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,203
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Job Description for Tax Preparer

A tax preparer assists an individual, a company, or organization in setting up and writing an accurate income tax return to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year. Preparers must make sure the entity for which the tax forms are being prepared pays the lowest taxes allowed by law; they must do this while ensuring that any deductions, exemptions, or claims adhere to current tax laws.

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Tax Preparer Tasks

  • Examine receipts, paystubs, and other documentation to fill out financial forms.
  • Apply deductions and credits according to regulations.
  • Fill out, complete, and submit tax returns.

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Experience Affects Tax Preparer Salaries




National Average
$29,000


Skills That Affect Tax Preparer Salaries






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National Average
$29,000


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 221 votes.

Gender

Female
71 %
Male
29 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 19% dental benefits Dental: 10%
vision benefits Vision: 7% employee benefits None: 81%
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