Tax Attorneys

Tax Attorney with Clients

Tax attorneys advise individuals, businesses, and government agencies on taxes, tax laws, tax disputes, and accounting matters. They have strong knowledge of tax laws. They help people resolve tax-related issues by filing appeals of tax court decisions and acting as liaisons with the Internal Revenue Service. Tax attorneys also provide advice on how to make the most of tax credits and save money. They research legal issues, interpret tax laws, discuss and write reports about their findings, and prepare and file legal documents. There are 792,500 attorneys employed in the United States, according to the Department of Labor.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Analyze and explain tax laws and tax issues for individuals, businesses, and government agencies; negotiate and help resolve tax disputes; represent clients in court hearings
Salary Range $50,000 to $100,000+
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country, with high employment in California, New York, Florida, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Minimum Education Level
  • Law Degree
School Subjects
  • Government
  • Mathematics
  • Speech
Experience Two to three years of experience; board certification and law degree
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Organized
  • Problem-Solving
  • Financial
  • Math
  • Research
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Partner, Tax Law Firm Owner
  • Tax Attorney
  • Associate Tax Attorney

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