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Career and Education Opportunities for Income Tax Advisors

In general, income tax advisors prepare tax returns for individuals or small businesses but do not have the background or responsibilities of an accredited or certified public accountant.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Income Tax Advisor career.

STATES WITH Income Tax Advisor OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Accounting and Auditing

JOB DESCRIPTION: Income Tax Advisor

Income Tax Advisor video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Income tax advisors ready or help in preparing simple to complex tax returns for individuals or small businesses. They also use all appropriate adjustments and credits to keep clients' taxes to a minimum. Equally important, income tax advisors have to inspect financial records such as income statements and documentation of expenditures to establish forms needed to ready tax returns. They are often called upon to consult tax law handbooks or bulletins to establish processes for preparation of atypical returns. They are expected to compute taxes owed or overpaid, using computers and complete entries on forms, following tax form instructions and tax tables. Finally, income tax advisors furnish taxpayers with sufficient data and advice to insure correct tax form completion.

Every day, income tax advisors are expected to be able to see details at a very fine level of focus. They need to read and understand documents and reports. It is also important that they deal with basic arithmetic problems.