Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Become a Tax Preparer This Tax Season

Did you know that:
- In 2004 there were 86,000 tax preparers in the US
- Tax preparers earned a median wage of $13.15 per hour
- 50.3% of Tax Preparers have high school or less and some college, but not completed a college degree

If you think you would want to help people at tax time and reenter the workforce on a part time basis, think about becoming a tax preparer this tax season.

Some of the activities involved in a tax payer's day-to-day work?
-Process & Evaluate Information to determine compliance with standards
-Use relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
-Interact and listen to customers
-Use computers, computer systems and tax preparation software
-Analyze data and information

Here are some related occupations that are projecting high demand to consider also:
-Credit Analysts
-Insurance Underwriters
-New Accounts Clerks
-Insurance Claims Clerks

Find out more about becoming a Tax Preparer by looking at tax training programs at:
National Tax Training School
H & R Block tax Courses
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) near you.

Consider also volunteering with a local Tax Preparer to see if a career would be a possibility for you. Not only do they need an amazing amount of help this time of year, you could be developing skills that will help you in the long run.

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