The average pay for a Tax Accountant is AU$54,344 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

AU$40,529 - AU$79,709
AU$41K
AU$54K
AU$80K
MEDIAN: AU$54,485
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50%
90%
AU$20.46 - AU$39.41
AU$20
AU$29
AU$39
MEDIAN: AU$29.38
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50%
90%
AU$0AU$81K
Salary AU$40,529 - AU$79,709
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,096
Profit Sharing AU$0.00
Commission AU$5,500
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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AU$40,824 - AU$81,148
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 602
Hourly Data AU$0AU$39
Hourly Rate AU$20.46 - AU$39.41
Overtime AU$23.50
Annual Data AU$0AU$81K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$5,096
Commission AU$5,500
Profit Sharing AU$0.00
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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AU$40,824 - AU$81,148
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 20 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 101

Job Description for Tax Accountant

Tax accountants specialize in preparing and submitting tax documents for clients, which can include private individuals and private and public companies; these companies may include non-profits and government agencies, as well. Tax accountants often devise tax strategies to defer or eliminate tax payments, coordinate audits with various taxation authorities, and advise corporate management of taxation strategies. As such, they must understand and interpret tax law and occasionally explain its implications to clients.

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Tax Accountant Tasks

  • Prepare tax returns and reports, maintain records, analyze and research complex tax issues.
  • Provides support during audits.
  • Ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.
  • Analyze tax regulations and recommend policies that minimize tax burden.

Tax Accountant Pay By Employer

$0$72K

$55,020

$61,850

$48,745

$49,012

Common Career Paths for Tax Accountant


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Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accountant

Pay by Experience for a Tax Accountant has a positive trend. An entry-level Tax Accountant with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$51,000 based on 259 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Tax Accountant with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$66,000 based on 97 salaries. An experienced Tax Accountant which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$74,000 based on 45 salaries. A Tax Accountant with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of AU$77,000 based on 8 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$55,521

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Tax Accountant Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Tax Accountant?

Tax Accountant in Melbourne:
"Tax Accountant."
Pros: Learn about the tax system and how to reduce your taxes legally. Get to understand how different businesses work if you want to run your own business in the future.
Cons: Gets quite repetitive after a while, could be a good thing as you will make less mistakes in the future but can get quite boring as you do the same thing over and over.

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Key Stats for Tax Accountant

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Experience Affects Tax Accountant Salaries

▲39%

▲33%

▲19%

National Average
AU$56,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Tax Accountant Salaries



National Average
AU$56,000



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 32 votes.

Gender

Female
51 %
Male
49 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
55%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 1%
dental benefits
Dental: 1%
vision benefits
Vision: %
no benefits
None: 99%