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Tax Preparer Job Description

Summary
Responsible for income tax preparation for individuals and companies. Identifies potential tax credits and liabilities and ensures accurate and complete returns are filed in a timely manner. Completes tax forms in accordance with policies and in compliance with legislation and regulations.
Primary responsibilities
  • Compute taxes owed by following tax code.
  • Prepare or assist in preparing simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses.
  • Help taxpayers by using their federal, state and local codes and see to it that clients receive the maximum benefit permitted under the law of government.
  • Uncover potential deductions and credits.
  • Advise against potential tax liabilities.
  • Ensure clients do not pay unnecessary taxes.
  • Review financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures.
  • Interview clients to get a thorough picture of financial situation.
  • Verify totals on past forms for accuracy.
  • Calculate and invoice for form preparation fees.
  • Consult tax law handbooks for especially difficult tax returns.
  • Resolve customer complaints.
  • Recommend additional products and services.
  • Prepare tax returns using electronic filing software.
  • Ensure a copy of the completed return is provided to the customer.

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