The average hourly pay for a Tax Preparer in Chicago, Illinois is $14.40.
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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. This job is often seasonal in the U.S., with preparers normally working during the winter months from Decemb…Read more
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.
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Employees with Tax Preparer in their job title in Portland, Oregon earn an average of 28.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Francisco, California (14.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (15.6% less), Dallas, Texas (11.5% less) and New York, New York (8.1% less).
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