What does a Tax Consultant do?

Tax consultants are experts in tax liability and tax deductions. They prepare tax returns and check for deductions to lower a client's tax burden, and help clients to write trusts and estates. They educate clients about taxes on rental property income, and help define and sort tax implications surrounding life events like a marriage, a birth or death, or a divorce. They also help with managing inheritance issues, charitable giving, or a complex tax situation.

Tax consultants educate clients about various financial issues including trusts and estates, or retirement taxes, and they stay informed about new tax laws and requirements on both the federal and state levels. They may be called upon to meet a client at their location to advise or help reduce their tax liability. They help their clients to make informed decisions about their specific tax-related issues, and they assess and research the problematic situations to identify solutions and determine tax savings and to recommend strategies that will improve a client's liability. Tax consultants have a degree in accounting, taxation, or related fields.

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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Tax Consultant Salaries

Average Base Pay

$57,436 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$41K
Median: $57K
$80K
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Tax Consultant Career Path

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Ryan, LLCRyan, LLC
Property Tax Consultant
Aug. 7, 2020

“I really enjoyed how flexible the work environment was and how efficiently we got our work done.”

DeloitteDeloitte
Tax Consultant
Dec. 15, 2019

“There is little work life balance.Need to work day and night.Stretching is normal here.”

KPMGKPMG
Tax Consultant
Nov. 6, 2021

“Good career growth where you will be able to experience from A to Z if you stayed long enough”

DeloitteDeloitte
Tax Consultant
Feb. 22, 2020

“Great place to start your career at if you plan to go in that particular field.”

DeloitteDeloitte
Tax Consultant
Apr. 12, 2020

“Equality is not there in terms of career growth and whether within department or within firm.”

DeloitteDeloitte
Tax Consultant II
Sep. 13, 2020

“I liked the job and I worked with really good people”

DeloitteDeloitte
Tax Consultant
May 3, 2021

“Good good good good good”

EYEY
Tax Consultant II
Dec. 17, 2020

“Great learning and best place to start your career with”

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