• Tax Preparers
  • Finance
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 33,240
    $18,110 range bar $101,030
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Tax preparers prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses.

What do they typically do

  • Furnish taxpayers with sufficient information and advice to make sure they complete tax forms accurately
  • Keep clients' taxes to a minimum using all appropriate adjustments, deductions, and credits
  • Calculate form preparation fees according to return complexity and processing time required
  • Compute taxes owed or overpaid and complete entries on forms following tax form instructions and tax tables
  • Consult tax law handbooks or bulletins to determine procedures for preparing returns that are not typical
  • Prepare or help prepare simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses
  • Check data input or verify totals on forms prepared by others to find errors in arithmetic, data entry, or procedures
  • Interview clients to get additional information on taxable income and deductible expenses and allowances

Number of Jobs

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Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 207

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