Accounting Business Careers

Tax Accountant

Career description:

Accountants that specialize in the laws, rules, and regulations for the preparation and calculation of federal, state, and local taxes are typically known as tax accountants. Tax accountants provide a range of tax-related services to both individuals and businesses, which can include preparing and filing tax returns.

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • Preparing federal and state income taxes
  • Calculating and filing property taxes, sales taxes, and licenses
  • Filing quarterly employment taxes
  • Preparing and filing 1099 forms
  • Updating management on projected taxes
  • Assisting with any tax audits or legal disputes
  • Identify incentives and tax breaks that apply to an individual or business client’s situation
  • Prepare the various forms, schedules, and statements to file taxes
  • Organize and store all tax-related documents, such as receipts for tax-deductible expenses, in order to answer any questions that might arise after taxes have been filed

Similar occupations:

City Tax Auditor, Revenue Agent, Revenue Collector, Revenue Officer, Revenue Specialist, Tax Collector, Tax Compliance Officer, Tax Examiner