What does a Tax Analyst do?

Tax analysts are responsible for preparing, reviewing, and filing tax returns and tax forms. They are hired by individuals and businesses to design forms and make them aware of ways to reduce their tax liability and payments. They prepare returns and review documents, check for accuracy and completion, and are responsible for filing a completed return before federal or state tax deadlines. If they are working with clients that require quarterly tax payments, they prepare and file them with the corresponding proper paperwork every three months.

Tax analysts are experts in assessing what a client can save on tax payments, including tax breaks, expenses, or tax deductions. They stay up-to-date on current tax laws and are fluent in current tax laws and code changes. They calculate taxes owed and savings gained through deductions and expenses that may affect a final tax estimate. They use their math skills to accurately record and transcribe detailed client financial information onto tax forms. Tax analysts need a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, or related fields of study.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Tax Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$56,753 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $57K
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Dell TechnologiesDell Technologies
Tax Analyst
May 18, 2020

“I have a humble manager and Dell is a great place to develop a career.”

Strategic Tax AdvisorsStrategic Tax Advisors
Tax Analyst
Aug. 15, 2019

“The best part of working here is freedom to make your own schedule and the opportunities that exist.”

Tax Analyst
Oct. 22, 2021

“To start of your career with one of the big 4s is good for your cv.”

J.P. MorganJ.P. Morgan
Tax Analyst
Mar. 24, 2021

“One of best organisation to work with and have settled career path in way of growth”

Advanced Tax Analyst
Jan. 25, 2021

“Colleagues are young and good to work with.”

Cain, Watters & AssociatesCain, Watters & Associates
Tax Analyst
Jan. 21, 2021

“Flexibility and great people to work with.”

Goldman SachsGoldman Sachs
Senior Tax Analyst
Jan. 26, 2021

“Some of the most intelligent people I have ever worked with and thoroughly enjoy working with.”

Senior Tax Analyst
May 25, 2020

“My colleagues are awesome and I am having the best time of my career.”

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