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The average pay for a Tax Preparer is $11.48 per hour.

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MEDIAN $11.48
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$8.56 - $15.46
MEDIAN: $11.48

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Hourly Data $0$20
Hourly Rate $8.56 - $15.46
Overtime $18.75
Annual Data $0$39K
Bonus $51.06 - $2,251
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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).
$18,483 - $39,687
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 4 Dec 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 26

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.


Tax Preparer Tasks

  • 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.

Tax Preparer Job Listings

Jackson Hewitt Tax Services, Inc Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Tax Preparer at Liberty Tax Services, Inc.?

Tax Preparer in Concord:
"Great experience."
Pros: Able to handle money figures, and people of all kinds. I enjoy the team even to the owners I enjoy numbers and to see how they work together with people. I love helping people to.
Cons: There is no bad people and numbers are always good.

Tax Preparer in Lake City:
"Stressful But Rewarding."
Pros: Helping others, teaching, the thank you cards from my clients.
Cons: Too may work hours during busy season with little break or time to recoup. Unreliability of staff.

Tax Preparer in Goodyear:
"Good client service."
Pros: Fellow tax preparers, client service.
Cons: Poor employee relations, ridiculous HR structure, lousy pay, management doesn't understand what's going on in the field.

Tax Preparer in New Caney:
"Study, study, study."
Just keep studying, and passing exams.

Tax Preparer in Cincinnati:
Pros: What I like most about my job is helping clients understand taxes and recommending the best tax solution for them. I like interacting with clients.
Cons: Some Greedy coworkers.

Tax Preparer in Seal Beach:
"Work culture."
Pros: Meeting new people.
Cons: Stress at work, low pay.

Tax Preparer in Middlesboro:
"Seasonal, office compatibility."
Pros: Helping people, conversations regarding their life.

Key Stats for Tax Preparer


82 %
14 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
5-9 years
10-19 years

Skills That Affect Tax Preparer Salaries

National Average

Tax Preparation

Customer Service

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.


82 %
14 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
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None: 100%