What does a Tax Professional I do?

Tax professionals provide advice and support related to the payment and reporting of taxes, and the completion of tax returns and other tax-related documents. They assist in the preparation and submission of tax returns for individuals, self-employed professionals, businesses, and other entities. They provide advice and guidance to help taxpayers minimize their tax bills by utilizing all possible deductions and credits, while ensuring they still meet their tax obligations. They also provide support for audits and inquiries. Many tax professionals work on a short-term, seasonal basis.

Tax professionals typically have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance, and a background in accounting, bookkeeping, or similar roles. A professional designation such as a CPA is an advantage. They should have extensive experience preparing tax returns and related supporting documentation. Proficiency using tax preparation software programs or online tools is helpful.

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Work/Life Balance
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Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Tax Professional I Salaries

Average Base Pay

$58,990 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$38K
Median: $59K
$91K
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Tax Professional I Career Path

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Read what Tax Professional I professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Her Majesty's Revenue & CustomsHer Majesty's Revenue & Customs
Tax Specialist
Jul. 29, 2021

“The HMRC offer flexible working and I am currently fully home based which suits my situation as a working parent.”

Ladder UPLadder UP
Tax Preparer
Nov. 29, 2021

“Everyone is really dedicated to the cause and we give our best to get things done and perform well.”

RSMRSM
Senior Assurance Associate
Jun. 25, 2021

“The people are honestly awesome and haven't had any issues in my time here.”

PwCPwC
Senior Tax Associate
Aug. 25, 2021

“There is a coaching and constructive feedback system that fosters personal growth and development each year.”

Her Majesty's Revenue & CustomsHer Majesty's Revenue & Customs
Tax Specialist
Aug. 2, 2021

“There is great scope for career and personal development as a result of this scheme and I feel adequately challenged.”

Edgar, Kiker & CrossEdgar, Kiker & Cross
Senior Professional Staff
Apr. 7, 2020

“Work life balance is difficult during tax season but that’s expected at any CPA firm.”

Fifth ThirdFifth Third
Customer Information and Tax Specialist
Aug. 7, 2020

“No career development unless have a degree or mental re than a few year of experience.”

Pesta, Finnie & Associates
Tax Staff
Apr. 7, 2021

“intensive industry but I would not suggest working here if you have any other decent options.”

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