The average salary for a Late-Career Tax Accountant is $70,631.
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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 im…Read more
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Popular Skills for Tax Accountant
Skills in Tax Compliance, Tax Consulting and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Intuit QuickBooks and Tax Preparation.
Pay by Experience Level for Tax Accountant
An entry-level Tax Accountant with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $51,390 based on 294 salaries. An early career Tax Accountant with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $54,755 based on 1,577 salaries. A mid-career Tax Accountant with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,201 based on 553 salaries. An experienced Tax Accountant with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $63,924 based on 334 salaries.
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Employees with Tax Accountant in their job title in New York, New York earn an average of 33.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (7.6% more).
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