Tax Preparers

Tax Preparer Reviews Forms

Tax preparers prepare income tax returns for individuals and small businesses for a fee, for either quarterly or yearly filings. They help to establish and maintain business records to expedite tax preparations and may advise clients on how to save money on their tax payments. There are approximately 72,060 tax preparers employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Prepare income tax returns for individuals and small businesses
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities exist throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • High School Diploma
  • Some Postsecondary Training
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Economics
  • Mathematics
Experience On-the-job training
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Helpful
  • Technical
  • Interpersonal
  • Math
  • Organizational
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Career Ladder
  • Certified Public Accountant or Tax Consultant
  • Experienced Tax Preparer
  • Entry-Level Tax Preparer