Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Tax Preparer is $13.88
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Tax Preparers?
An entry-level Tax Preparer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $11.84 based on 117 salaries. An early career Tax Preparer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $13.10 based on 506 salaries. A mid-career Tax …Read more
What Do Tax Preparers Do?
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.
This job is often seasonal in the U.S., with preparers normally working during the winter months from …Read more
- Fill out, complete, and submit tax returns.
- Apply deductions and credits according to regulations.
- Examine receipts, paystubs, and other documentation to fill out financial forms.